Clonaslee turf seller and Portlaoise bookkeeper on tax defaulter list

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Clonaslee turf seller and Portlaoise bookie on tax defaulter list

Tax defaulter list published by Revenue Commissioners

A turf seller and a bookkeeper are on the Revenue Commissioner's latest list of tax defaulters for the first quarter of 2017.

Brendan Scully Jnr, with an address at Coolagh, Clonaslee agreeed to pay a total of €81,939.53 to the tax collectors. The amount was assessed following an audit of underdeclaration of income tax.

The tax amount was €51,0573.58 but the interest was €15,082.37 while the penalties totaled €15,082.37. Mr Scully reached a settlement with the Revenue. 

The second Laois defaulter was Declan Whelan with an address at 20 Jessop St, Portlaoise. The bookkeeper faces a total penalty of €125,375.77 for underdeclaration of VAT following an audit by the tax authorities.

Mr Whelan had a tax debt of €84,4928 but this rose when interest of €14,969.37 and penalties of €25,478.40 were added. He also reached a settlement.

The top defaulter who made a settlement, was Anthony Dean a company director based in Dublin. His total penalty is more than €2.3 million calculated following a Revenue investigation of offshore funds.

The Revenue Commissioners also published a list of Court Determinations.

In Laois, Robert Carter, with an address at Upper Cribbin, Ballyroan, is listed twice. Mr Carter, who described his occupation as paintballing/catering, was fined €2,500 for failure to lodge tax returns. He was also fined €1,250 for failure to lodge a P35 employer's return.

Michael Mortimer, a PAYE employee with an address at Whitefields, Killanure, Mountrath is also on the list of court determinations. He was fined €2,500 for the 'misuse of marked mineral oil'.

The Revenue also published a list of court determinations for the failure to hold a current liquor licence. Adrian Rusan, a restaurateur, was fined €632.50 in respect of Batoni's Restaurant, The Gate House, Emo. 

In the 3 month period to 31 March 2017, a total of 1,351 Revenue audit and investigations, together with 23,233 Risk Management Interventions (Aspect Queries & Profile Interviews), were settled, resulting in yield of €109.37m in tax, interest, and penalties.

More details from the list click  here