Men’s tax charges struck out

Bray People - - News -

TWO MEN had the cases against them struck out at last Tues­day’s sit­ting of Wick­low District Court.

Ed­ward O’Shaugh­nessy, Stump Road, Rath­drum and Ed­ward O’Dwyer, 1 Car­rigvore, Kil­liskey, Ash­ford were both charged with fail­ing to file their in­come tax re­turns on Oc­to­ber 31, 2007.

Act­ing for Mr. O’Shaugh­nessy, so­lic­i­tor Der­mot Hickey said that Mr. O’Shaugh­nessy’s wife had al­ways looked af­ter the books but she had passed away around the time of the in­ci­dent.

The court heard Mr. O’Dwyer had sim­ply over­looked the mat­ter be­cause at the time he was in­volved in an adop­tion.

Both men had since filed the re­turns and ev­ery­thing was in or­der.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan said the charge was that they had ‘wil­fully or know­ingly’ failed to file the re­turns and said that it was not pos­si­ble to say that a per­son who was re­cently be­reaved or some­one ‘in­volved in one of the great­est char­i­ta­ble acts’ had wil­fully or know­ingly de­ceived the Rev­enue Com­mis­sion­ers and he struck out the charges.

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