Offaly tradesman features prominently on Revenue's latest list of Tax Defaulters

Offaly tradesman features prominently on Revenue's latest list of Tax Defaulters

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An Offaly tradesman features prominently on the latest list of Tax Defaulters published today by the Revenue Commisioners for Quarter 3 of 2018.

Patrick Abbott, a plasterer based in Tullamore, is facing a settlement of €1,851,477 with Revenue. That figure is made up of €866,858 for non declaration of VAT, €334,475 in interest and €650,144 in penalties.

John Moore, a farmer and vet based in Rhode, reached a settlement of €50,080 as the result of a Revenue Audit for Underdeclaration of Income Tax. That figure is made up of €32,552 for tax, €7,763 in interest and €9,765 in penalties.

The Weighbridge Inn, based in Market Square in Portarlington, reached a total settlement of €473,482.

Also on the list is Roscommon County Council which has paid a settlement totaling €456,784.

A total of 65 cases were published today by Revenue and €12,950,935.75 is the total settlement amount in these cases. Twenty-five cases were for amounts exceeding €100,000 and five of these exceeded €500,000. Two settlements were in excess of €1,000,000

Revenue states that settlements are published 'when the extensive voluntary disclosure options are not availed of and the default arises as a result of careless or deliberate behaviour'.