Revenue publish latest list of tax defaulters
PUBLICANS from Charleville and Rathcormac and a restaurateur and ethnic food supplier, both based in Ballincollig, have been included on the latest list of tax defaulters released this week by the Revenue Service.
Theirs were among 61 settlements published for the three-month period from January 1 to March 31 of this year, with a combined total of €9,425,562.92.
Edmond O’Leary, a publican trading as O’Leary’s Bar, Main St, Charleville made a settlement totalling €66,255.31 in relation to the under-declaration of income tax and VAT arising out of a Revenue audit case.
The settlement consisted of €34,382.01 in tax and combined interest and penalties of €31,873.20.
The listed settlement for Rathcormac Taverns Ltd (now in liquidation), of Main Street, Rathcormac came to a total of €50,181.85 following a revenue audit case into the under-declaration of PAYE, PRSI, USC and VAT. It consisted of €36,262 in tax and €13,919.85 in interest and penalties. The settlement remained unpaid at March 31.
Zuby Foods Limited, an ethnic foodstuff supplier with an address at The Meadows, West Village, Ballincollig made a settlement in relation to the under-declaration of PAYE, PRSI, USC and VAT. The €63,329.29 total consisted of €42,233.93 in tax and €21,095.36 in interest and penalties.
Asian Hawkers Chilli Padi & Co Ltd (now in liquidation) trading as Chili Padi with an address at the West End Shopping Centre in Ballincollig was also included on the list in relation to the under-declaration PAYE, PRSI, USC and VAT. The settlement, which remained unpaid as of March 31, consisted of €17,318 in tax and €20,238.21 in interest and penalties.
Of the 61 cases published, 24 were for amounts exceeding €100,000, one of which topped the €1 million mark.
Settlements totalling €4,227,263.50 remained unpaid at the end of March and which Revenue said it would “vigorously pursue” these, it conceded that in some cases, (such as company liquidation) this may prove not possible.
The Revenue also published the names of five people from north and mid- Cork prosecuted for failing to lodge income tax return(s).
Ronan Conlan, a painter/decorator from Aherla; Peter Duffy, a bakery/confectionery from Woodfield Station Blarney; Liam O’Leary, a farmer from Farthingville, Dromina were each fined €1,250 on a single charge. William Neville, a builder with an address at Droumree, Macroom, was fined €5,000 in relation to four charges.
Meanwhile, Wayne McCarthy of Strawhall, Fermoy, whose occupation was listed as car sales, was prosecuted on charges of failure to keep/ retain proper books and records and delivering incorrect income tax return(s), with one-year suspended sentences imposed on each charge.
Also included on the list was Linda O’Donnell of Bridle Hill, Charleville, who was fined €2,500 for the misuse of marked mineral oil.