DRT and AG sue two errant taxpayers

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Department of Revenue and Taxation (PNC file photo)

Press Release – The Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed two cases today to collect Business Privilege Taxes owed to the Government of Guam. The two cases total approximately $400,000 in taxes owed.

As Gov. Leon Guerrero noted in her State of the Island Address, DRT and OAG will
be pursuing uncollected taxes to the fullest extent of the law. DRT has asked the court
to issue an injunction or order to stop business operations until the outstanding BPT is
paid. The sale of assets, including real property, is also a remedy available under the
law.

“I want to thank the OAG and DRT teams for their hard work,” said DRT Director Dafne
Mansapit-Shimizu. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the AG and will
continue to refer cases to the AG for action.”

“Litigation is always a last resort. We encourage anyone who owes taxes to work with
DRT to resolve their tax issues,” said Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho. “That
being said, I hope this sends a clear message that the Government of Guam is serious
about collecting taxes.”