House Panel Orders BIR to Start Tax Probe on CJ Sereno

The House Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to begin an investigation on possible tax liabilities of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno amid her alleged failure to file SALN for 17 years when she was still a law professor at the University of the Philippines (UP).


According to the chairperson of the House Committe on Justice, Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali, he will tasked BIR deputy commissioner Arnel Guballa to produce a report on or before February 19, 2018.

In the impeachment complaint filed against CJ Sereno, one of the allegations was her failure to declare in her SALN from 2010 to 2016 the P30 million she earned as one of the private counsels of government in the arbitration case involving the expropriation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

The House panel is on its 14th hearing on the impeachment case, this time, to determine if there was probable cause to impeach her.

Impeachment complainant Lawyer Lorenzo Gadon, said Sereno, who was with the UP College of Law from 1986 to 2006, only filed SALN in 1998, 2002, and 2006. The BIR submitted to the committee certified copies of Sereno’s income tax return from 2004-2009.

Source: PNA

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