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Farmers feature on Revenue Tax Defaulters list


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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.

Five farmers and one agricultural contractor were hit with penalties for the misuse of marked mineral oil, all with fines of €2,500.

Fines for farmers in the fourth quarter of 2016 ranged from €1,250, with Doherty having the largest farming-related fine.

The largest settlement made with Revenue was €983,000 during the last quarter of 2016, with a Cork-based landlord.

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