Operations of 207 commercial establishments were shut down by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the first five months of this year for various tax code violations.
A total of P995.04 million in taxes was collected by the government as a result of the Oplan Kandado program.
In the month of May alone, the BIR padlocked 36 establishments and collected P37.3 million in back taxes from them, according to a report to Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa said in May alone, the Bureau filed 26 complaints for preliminary investigation before the Department of Justice (DOJ) involving P702.73 million in estimated tax liabilities.
In the Court of Appeals (CA), the BIR filed another eight cases involving P1.04 billion in estimated tax deficiencies in May this year, Guballa added.