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BIR padlocks 3 QC restaurants

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) padlocked yesterday three popular restaurants along Banawe Street In Quezon City for alleged refusal of their owner to pay value-added-tax totaling to more than P20 million.

Quezon City Revenue Regional Director Jonas Amora identified the restaurants as King Chef, Cantonese Soup Kitchen, and HMB Health Master Bee.

The eateries, he said, will be allowed to reopen after paying the deficiency tax incurred in 2011, 2012 and the first quarter of 2013.

The closure orders were signed by Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Nelson M. Aspe under the “Oplan Kanddado“ (OK) program.

Amora recommended the closure of the establishments after the owner identified only as Michael Leslie Ang neglected to settle the assessment. (Jun Ramirez)