All posts tagged "Tax Evasion / avoidance"

  • Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass admits $300,000 of tax offences
    Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass admits $300,000 of tax offences

    Christchurch restaurateur Jonny Schwass has admitted misapplying tax payments totalling more than $300,000 before his company went out of business last year. Jonathon Charles Schwass, 46, pleaded guilty to 21 charges in the Christchurch District Court and...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Director of scaffolding company facing tax-related charges
    Director of scaffolding company facing tax-related charges

    The director of a Taranaki scaffolding company that was put in liquidation six days before Christmas has pleaded guilty in court to 28 tax-related charges. Glenn Maraenui Peri appeared before Judge Chris Sygrove at the New Plymouth...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Failed recycling boss guilty of $385k tax rort
    Failed recycling boss guilty of $385k tax rort

    A former Ferrari-driving recycling boss whose taxpayer-funded companies collapsed causing more than $10m in losses has pleaded guilty to ripping off the taxman. In barely audible pleas yesterday at the Auckland District Court Joseph Capizzi admitted to...

    • Posted January 16, 2018
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  • Christchurch building company boss gets 14 months jail for tax evasion
    Christchurch building company boss gets 14 months jail for tax evasion

    A building company boss has been jailed for 14 months for misappropriating nearly $370,000 in tax deductions from employees' wages. Director John Edward Clancy, 52, was sentenced on Tuesday in Christchurch District Court on 12 tax evasion...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • All Blacks' bodyguard Jayson Ryan faces $225,000 tax bill
    All Blacks’ bodyguard Jayson Ryan faces $225,000 tax bill

    A former All Blacks' security guard has had to sell his home after ripping the taxpayer off by more than $300,000. Jayson Samuel Ryan, 45, will spend nine months on home detention at a property in north...

    • Posted September 24, 2017
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  • Jail time for Tauranga mum guilty of elaborate tax fraud
    Jail time for Tauranga mum guilty of elaborate tax fraud

    A Tauranga mum who created an elaborate scheme to falsely claim nearly $3 million in tax refunds and credits faces three years and seven months behind bars. Karina Charmaine Knedler, 31, was sentenced in Tauranga District Court...

    • Posted September 2, 2017
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  • Waikato restaurateurs punished for $230,000 tax fraud
    Waikato restaurateurs punished for $230,000 tax fraud

    A couple who systematically defrauded the IRD over five years to the tune of more than $230,000 have been sentenced to home detention and community work. Flagstaff residents Hong Sog Kim, 47, and Hyun Joo Chung, 50...

    • Posted April 10, 2017
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  • 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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