All posts tagged "Inland Revenue"

  • Former property developer sentenced for serial tax evasion

    A Wellington-based former property developer has been sentenced to 12 months home detention, 275 hours of community work and ordered to pay $25,000 after earlier pleading guilty to 28 charges of tax evasion involving just over $979,000....

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • Businessman sent to jail for his role in aggressive tax evasion case

    Inland Revenue says that the sentencing of Paul William O’Connor to three years and six months in prison for his part in an aggressive tax evasion scheme in the Wellington High Court today sends another clear message...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Fraudulent GST claims leads to jail for company director

    An Auckland-based company director has been sentenced to prison for six months in the Auckland District Court today after he was earlier found guilty on two charges of aiding and abetting two companies claim tax refunds to...

    • Posted September 12, 2013
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  • Serial tax cheat gets home detention, community work

    The sentencing of a former restaurant and supermarket owner on a total of 87 charges in the Wellington District Court today is another warning that Inland Revenue is working hard to catch tax cheats. Zhenhong Fang was...

    • Posted September 2, 2013
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  • Inland Revenue welcomes court decision in complex tax evasion case

    Inland Revenue has welcomed the conviction of three businessmen in the Wellington High Court today involved in complicated and determined tax evasion schemes. Group Tax Counsel, Graham Tubb, said those involved used offshore bank accounts, false invoices...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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  • Tax Evasion results in community service

    A Hamilton man has been sentenced to 280 hours community service after admitting a charge of tax evasion. Drew William Cocker was sentenced today in the Hamilton District Court after earlier being found guilty of one charge...

    • Posted May 17, 2013
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  • Woman jailed for fraud and corruption

    A Hamilton woman has been jailed for two years and five months after earlier admitting charges of corruption and tax fraud. Anita Gail O’Connor, a former Inland Revenue staff member, was sentenced at the Hamilton District Court...

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Extradited accountant jailed for tax fraud

    A Canterbury-based accountant extradited from Australia has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to tax evasion, tax fraud and theft involving over $500,000. Grant Perry McGowan was sentenced today...

    • Posted February 5, 2013
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  • Accountants jailed in tax case appeal

    The two Wellington accountants who were last year handed the longest jail terms in a New Zealand tax case are appealing their convictions, claiming Inland Revenue trained their clients in evidence against them. David Ingram Rowley and...

    • Posted January 8, 2013
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  • D-Day for Hawkes Bay banker Sam Kelt

    Controversial Hawkes Bay businessman Sam Kelt, or more precisely his lawyers, were back in court yesterday - twice - as the Inland Revenue Department and family members kept up the pressure on him. In the morning the...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Home detention for Northland tax cheat

    A Bay of Islands businesswoman has been sentenced to home detention and community work and ordered to pay $45,000 in reparation for failing to pay $109,358 in taxes. Antoinette Cherrington pleaded guilty to 59 charges relating to...

    • Posted November 30, 2012
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  • Church members sentenced for false rebate claims

    Three members of a Lower Hutt-based church have been each sentenced to six months community detention and 150 hours community work in the Lower Hutt District Court today after they issued false donation receipts and claimed rebates...

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • Fitness business operator sentenced for false GST claims

    A Feilding-based personal trainer and health supplements provider was sentenced to ten months home detention and 200 hours community work in the Feilding District Court today after she earlier admitted filing 46 false GST returns and four...

    • Posted November 12, 2012
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  • Judge defers liquidation case

    The liquidation case between a Blenheim vineyard contracting business and Inland Revenue has been deferred until December 10. Singh Services Ltd was put into liquidation by Inland Revenue by order of the High Court in Blenheim on...

    • Posted October 16, 2012
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  • Bail for woman accused of million-dollar tax fraud

    A woman accused of leading a group responsible for a million-dollar Inland Revenue fraud has been granted bail while she awaits trial. Katrina Rose Briggs, who faces 273 charges, had been in custody since June. She was...

    • Posted October 10, 2012
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