Observers in the country's financial and business sector regarded the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as "unfair" when it slapped tax evasion charges against top dentist Dr. Steve Mark Gan.
One observer, who asked not to be named, said how come that Gan be charged with tax evasion if the dentist has received numerous plaques from the BIR for always being a top taxpayer in his field.
Gan, president of Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center, is accused of dodging over P36 million in taxes from 2009 to 2011.
is the latest famous personality charged with tax evasion by the tax agency.
Prior to him, famous individuals charged with almost similar offense were Dr. Joel Mendez, Diana Meneses, Solenn Heussaf, John Lloyd Cruz, Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard Gomez and Ryan Bang.
"Maybe Kim (Henares, BIR commissioner) thinks that it's the most effective way to tell the public the necessity to pay right taxes.
It's up to the public to decide if this antic is effective or not," another observer said.
was not ready to comment when the Tribune
side regarding the tax suit.
"(Will) talk to you soon," the dentist said in a text message.
According to the BIR
, the dentist did not file his
quarterly value added tax returns during the three years period that he
allegedly didn't pay right taxes since he
opted to register under percentage tax and filed percentage tax returns with its lower tax rate of three percent of his