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Saturday 17 March 2018

Farmer and landlord hit with €100,000 revenue settlement

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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

A farmer, landlord and employee made a settlement of €103,966 with the Revenue Commissioners in the latest tax defaulters list.

Brian Brogan, Sockar, Trentagh, Letterkenny, Donegal made the settlement with Revenue for under declaration of tax.

A farmer and agricultural contractor from Clare, Patrick Scanlon, Garranboy, Killaloe, made a settlement of €46,633 with revenue for under declaration of income tax and VAT.

Fourteen farmers were named on the most recent tax defaulters list, including Seamus Lappin, 191 Granemore Road, Tassagh, Armagh who settled with Revenue for €48,391 for under declaration of PAYE, PRSI and USC.

Other farmers featuring on the list including two for the misuse of marked mineral oil. Both farmers were fined €2,500.

Kerry farmer, James Relihan, Knockeragh, Listowel made a €34,703 settlement with Revenue for the under declaration of Capital Gains Tax.

Michael J Flynn, 6 Rathbawn Avenue, Castlebar, Mayo, a meat distribution agent, settled with Revenue for €164,000 for the under declaration of income tax and VAT.

Revenue published details that showed 124 cases of failure to file a tax return, failure to remit tax, failure to produce books and records, or delivery of an incorrect return. Court fines of up to €30,000 and a 7 month custodial sentence were imposed.

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It also highlighted 52 cases of misuse of marked mineral oil, in respect of which Court fines of between €5,000 and €1,250 were imposed.

Details of 58 settlements were published and €11,080,518.65 is the total settlement amount in these cases. Some 27 cases were for amounts exceeding €100,000, of which four exceeded €500,000 and one of which exceeded €1m.  

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