Doctor Not Issuing ORs

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed a complaint affidavit with the Department of Justice against DR. CYNTHIA THERESA MAGNO RIMANDO for one (1) count of Failure to Issue Receipts in violation of Sec. 264, in relation to Section 237, of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).

Dr. Rimando, a resident of Camino Real, San Jose, Bulacan, conducts her medical practice at the Balagtas Doctors Hospital in Balagtas, Bulacan.

On 26 September 2011, the BIR issued Mission Order (MO) No. 00097908 placing subject Dr. Rimando under surveillance from 26 September 2011 to 25 October 2011.

On October 25, 2011, BIR investigators approached Emily Ann B. Guansing and were told that she was not issued any receipt for the P350.00 fee she paid Dr. Rimando for the medical check-up of her son Mykel. Ms. Guansing later executed an affidavit to attest to the truthfulness and veracity of her statements.

In the course of the service of the MO, the BIR checked Dr. Rimando’s compliance with BIR Registration requirements and discovered that Dr. Rimando was issuing receipts registered in the name of her husband, Edward Joseph M. Rimando. Her husband is the sole proprietor of CYNHAN ENTERPRISE located at 38 Gen. Ordonez St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City.

Pursuant to the afore-cited provisions of the Tax Code, Dr. Rimando is mandated to issue a receipt for each payment she receives for her professional services as a doctor.

The case against DR. CYNTHIA THERESA MAGNO RIMANDO is the one-hundredth (100th) filed under the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program of the BIR under the leadership of Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares. It is likewise a RATE case of Revenue Region No. 5, Caloocan City.