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Revenue squeezes €150,000 from defaulters

Revenue collected €150,000 in taxes, interest and penalties from a Clare company and two publicans, it has emerged.

Construction contractors Kilkishen Homes Ltd, of Clonlea, Kilkishen, was ordered to pay a penalty of nearly €60,000 after under declaration of tax totalling nearly €200,000.

The court ordered the East Clare company to pay €59,422 for under declaration of VAT amounting to €198,072.

Following a Revenue audit case, publican Colm Gleeson, also with an address at Clonlea in Kilkishen, was found to have under declared income tax and VAT.

The tax, interest and penalties in the case totalled €35,000.

Another publican, this time Lahinch’s Olan O’Connor had to pay a total of €60,000 in tax, interest and penalties for under declaration of VAT and income tax after a Revenue audit.

A Clarinbridge-based medical consultant settled was found to owe nearly €100,000 after a Revenue audit. Fabio Bartolozzi of Cloan, Stradbally North owed more than €65,000 in tax, €12,190 in interest and €19,517 in penalties, bringing the total to €96,766 for under declaration of income tax and PAYE/PRSI.

Details of the three settlements were released in the quarterly list of defaulters published under Section 1086 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997.

Two West Clare pubs were fined for having counterfeit alcohol for sale, according to the latest tax defaulters list. Michael Johnson of Johnson’s Bar on Henry Street, Kilrush, was fined €4,000, while David Bond of Shenanigan’s Pub on Francis Street was fined €2,500, both for having counterfeit alcohol for sale.

The fines were imposed by the court between January 1 and March 31 this year.

 

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