TAX-evasion and perjury charges were filed Tuesday by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against 14 business establishments, which the bureau said owe the government taxes amounting to more than P200 million.

Appearing before the office of Manila City Prosecutor Ramon Garcia to file the charges, Commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr. said the bureau’s action is aimed at helping the government avert a fiscal crisis by going after tax evaders.

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