All posts tagged "Tax Evasion / avoidance"

  • Auckland Chinese restaurant owner jailed for evading $800,000 tax
    Auckland Chinese restaurant owner jailed for evading $800,000 tax

    The owner of an Auckland Chinese restaurant serving sharkfin dishes has been sentenced to jail for evading nearly $800,000 in tax. Restaurateur Zai Jian Liang, who runs Tasty Zone Restaurant in East Tamaki, filed 113 incorrect tax...

    • Posted August 19, 2016
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  • Court hears tax evaders now bankrupt
    Court hears tax evaders now bankrupt

    A husband and wife serving home detention on charges of avoiding more than $200,000 in taxes had earlier been declared bankrupt, owing the Inland Revenue Department more than $750,000. Carol Karl, 51, and Andrew Karl, 43, were...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Tax evaders living the high life
    Tax evaders living the high life

    Couple who admitted cheating IRD out of nearly $1m in GST still have millions in assets. A couple convicted of fleecing almost $1 million from the taxpayer between them by not paying GST are still living a...

    • Posted December 5, 2015
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  • Million-dollar tax fraud lands Taranaki couple behind bars
    Million-dollar tax fraud lands Taranaki couple behind bars

    Inland Revenue says there will be no review of the procedures which let a couple facing a tax investigation sell up their assets and shift their money out of the country. New Plymouth couple Jianbin Wang and...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • Tax offending couple both jailed
    Tax offending couple both jailed

    A Taranaki couple at the centre of a million-dollar tax fraud have both been jailed. Jianbin Wang and his wife Fenglan Liu appeared for sentencing in the New Plymouth District Court this morning. Wang, who had pleaded...

    • Posted November 26, 2015
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  • Accountant removed from register over misconduct
    Accountant removed from register over misconduct

    A Wellington bookkeeper who failed to pay tax when it was due and operated his practice while it was insolvent has been removed as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Two other accountants...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Security company boss 'wiped out', sentenced for tax fraud
    Security company boss ‘wiped out’, sentenced for tax fraud

    A businessman who splashed out on luxury cars, apartments and entertainment has been sentenced to eight months' home detention for a $1 million tax fraud. Paul Cornel Coffey, 52, appeared before Judge Bruce Davidson in the Wellington...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • $500m man calls it quits in battle with IRD
    $500m man calls it quits in battle with IRD

    John George Russell is resigned to losing next round in long tax fight. John George Russell - accountant, former merchant banker, 81-year-old and some $500 million in debt to the IRD - is finally raising the white...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Judge delivers verdict in long-running Taranaki tax trial
    Judge delivers verdict in long-running Taranaki tax trial

    A New Plymouth man will be jailed for his role in a $1m tax fraud case. Jianbin Wang was told in no certain terms by Judge Allan Roberts of his fate during his appearance in court on...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • Bankrupt Henderson guilty on tax charges
    Bankrupt Henderson guilty on tax charges

    Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson has been found guilty of seven tax charges involving about $163,000. Henderson, 60, faced seven charges of aiding and abetting his company Dweller Ltd to apply tax deductions or deemed tax deductions for...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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