Injunction issued to two local businesses over unpaid taxes

AG Leevin Camacho, who is spearheading Guam’s PFAS litigation, said his office is looking at all ways by which Guam can address water contamination.

Guam – Local businesses Captain Kid Mobile Cafe and Captain Kid Cafe in Dededo as well as Polaris Guam LLC, are the two companies being taken to court by the Department of Revenue of Taxation and the Office of the Attorney General over unpaid taxes. 

The cases were filed to collect Business Privilege Taxes owed to GovGuam. According to DRT and OAG, the businesses owe the government around $400,000.

OAG spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros said, as part of the lawsuit, “DRT has asked the court to issue an injunction or order to stop business operations until the outstanding BPT is paid.” He added that the sale of assets, including real property, is also a remedy available under the law.

DRT Director Dafne Mansapit Shimizu thanked the OAG and DRT teams for their hard work – saying, “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.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s said she would pursuit the collection of unpaid taxes to the fullest extent of the law.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.