All posts tagged "Tax Evasion / avoidance"

  • Auckland businessman jailed for tax evasion
    Auckland businessman jailed for tax evasion

    An Auckland businessman in the building sector has been sentenced to 19 months in prison for failing to pay nearly $400,000 in GST, income tax, and withholding tax. Clive Stephen William Bench was convicted of 78 tax...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • 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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  • Former Kaitaia man charged with tax fraud
    Former Kaitaia man charged with tax fraud

    A former Kaitaia man who used his ex-de facto partner's myIR account to file false GST returns has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay $26,980 in reparation. Bryce William Pawson, formerly from...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • Dunedin absent tax evader convicted
    Dunedin absent tax evader convicted

    A former Dunedin lawyer who did not turn up yesterday for the start of her five-day trial has been found guilty on all 46 charges of tax evasion involving more than $180,000. Despite Raelene Marie Kelly, 55,...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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  • High Court to rule on $500m tax debt plan
    High Court to rule on $500m tax debt plan

    An 80-year-old accountant who owes Inland Revenue around $500 million wants the High Court to approve his proposal to pay $1000 a week off the debt. If John George Russell's bid fails, it places him one step...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Tradie sentenced for $92,000 tax evasion
    Tradie sentenced for $92,000 tax evasion

    A Richmond roofing contractor has been sentenced to four months' home detention for dodging over $92,000 in taxes. Anthony Robert Pearce was sentenced in Nelson District Court on Monday after pleading guilty to four representative charges of...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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