BIR Makati padlocks telcom-provider firm


THE Revenue District Office 47 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) announced last Thursday it has padlocked a telecommunications provider company last October 20.

A statement by the BIR-Eastern Makati said the “Oplan Kandado” was applied to the main office of Mobicon Networks Ltd. Corp. with address at Rufino Pacific Tower in Makati City. An online search yielded the information that a Mobicon Networks Ltd. is a company incorporated on December 29, 2009 (Tuesday) in Hong Kong as a private company limited by shares entity.

The BIR-Eastern Makati said the padlocking of the Mobicon Networks office was led by Revenue District Officer Rufo B. Ranario, Assistant RDO Fidel V. Calvan and Assessment Section (CAS) Chief Marjorie Ando.

Calvan explained they implemented the closure order against Mobicon for non-compliance of Section 115 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (NIRC) and failure, refusal and/ or neglect.

Section 115 of the NIRC gives the BIR Commissioner the power to suspend the business operations of a taxpayer for any of the following violations in the case of a value-added tax-registered person: failure to issue receipts or invoices; failure to file a value-added tax return as required under Section 114 or understatement of taxable sales or receipts by 30 percent or more of his correct taxable sales or receipts for the taxable quarter; and, failure of any Person to Register as Required under Section 236.

Calvan said they gave Mobicon Networks five days to comply to which the BIR will allow the reopening of the padlocked office.

Mobicon Networks is a provider of telecommunications-implementation solutions and offers network optimization and planning, field maintenance, outsourcing and consultancy and rollout services, among others.

The BIR-Eastern Makati statement said the company communicated with them and expressed compliance with the requirements.

“They are cooperative, and reached us now,” Ranario was quoted in the statement as saying.

Ranario reminds all the taxpayers to comply with the tax code in order to evade closures.

The “Oplan Kandado” is an enforcement program of the BIR that which involves the imposition of administrative sanctions such as suspension and temporary closure of business for non-compliance with requirements.

Image courtesy of Revenue District Office 47 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

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