Farmers feature on Revenue Tax Defaulters list
Fourteen farmers featured on its latest list, which details tax defaulters for the cases of failure to file a tax return, failure to remit tax, or delivery of an incorrect return.
The largest bill for any farmer from the last quarter of 2016 is €839,110 for James Doherty, Ballyrobin, Ferrybank, Waterford.
The penalty determination by the Courts relates to an under declaration of Capital Gains Tax in the amount of €1,118,814.00.
Westmeath farmer and landlord Sean Flanagan of Lakenstown, Ballynacargy, Westmeath was listed by Revenue for owing €256,947 in penalties for under declaration of Capital Gains Tax, VAT and Income Tax.
John McDermott, Ardkeeran, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, a publican and farmer, was listed as having a total tax bill of €143,483.50 for the under declaration of Income Tax and VAT.
Colm O'Murchu, Monadrishane, Kilworth, Cork, a farmer and agricultural contractor, was listed as owning a penatly determined by the Courts relating to an under declaration of VAT in the amount of €47,471.99.
Revenue published details of cases where a fine or other penalty was imposed by a court, with 254 cases for the three-month period up to December 2016.
Court fines totalling €612,705 and other court penalties including suspended sentences, community service in lieu of imprisonment, and one closure order were imposed.