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Imprisonment Sentence To Deter Tax Offending

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:08 am | Inland Revenue Department

A former construction company director has been jailed on tax charges. In 2021, Stephen Eugene Foley was found guilty by a jury of aiding and abetting his construction companies (HPTP 2014 Ltd and Point to Point Construction Ltd) of deducting PAYE from ... More >>

Second-time Tax Offender Jailed

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:04 pm | Inland Revenue

A Dunedin company director has been jailed after being convicted for a second time for failure to pay PAYE. Leslie John McKenzie plead guilty to 48 charges of aiding and abetting his three companies to deduct tax from workers’ wages, which were ... More >>

Waikato Sharemilker Sentenced On Tax And COVID Support Fraud

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 1:02 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Waikato sharemilker who used COVID support money on online gambling was sentenced to nine months home detention at a court appearance this month. Gordon Kenneth Morris was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on 1 February. He was charged with submitting ... More >>

Family Tax Credit Fraud Lands Woman Home Detention

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 11:47 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland woman was sentenced to home detention on charges spanning nine years, involving false claims for Working for Families Tax credits (WfFTC) for 11 children. Phyllis Kiritehanga Kathleen Tipene faced 17 representative charges, along with a ... More >>

Gisborne Fisherman Sentenced On Tax Evasion Charges

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 1:50 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Gisborne fisherman has been sentenced to seven and a half months home detention and 100 hours community work on tax evasion charges. Reweti Ruka Waikari was sentenced in the Gisborne District Court on 19 December on 3 representative charges of trying ... More >>

Home Detention For COVID Tax Fraud

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 12:16 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Te Awamutu man has been sentenced to home detention after falsely claiming COVID-19 money meant to help businesses recover after the pandemic.  Nathanael Thomas Ballard was charged with dishonestly and without claim of right applying for Small ... More >>

Home Detention For Tax Fraud

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:26 pm | Inland Revenue

A Christchurch man was sentenced to eight months home detention on tax fraud charges. Jackson Leon Maxwell Tauhinu plead guilty to three charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage and two charges of knowingly using a forged ... More >>

Labour Hire Business Owner Jailed

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:25 pm | Inland Revenue

An Auckland man has been jailed for five and a half years on tax fraud charges. Surasak Pootinun was sentenced today (1 November 2023) on 69 different tax evasion and forgery charges involving nearly a million dollars. Pootinun ran several labour ... More >>

Former Car Dealer Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 11:16 am | Inland Revenue

An Auckland second-hand car dealer has been sentenced to community detention for tax fraud. Vladislav Alexandrovich Levada was sentenced in the Manukau District Court on 4 September to the maximum possible community detention sentence of six months. ... More >>

Central Otago Man Jailed On Tax Fraud

Monday, 28 August 2023, 11:06 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Central Otago man has been sentenced to 3 years and 1 month in prison on tax evasion charges. Rupert Faimoa-Magele was sentenced in the Alexandra District Court on 23 August on 47 charges of evading or attempting to evade the assessment and or payment ... More >>

Tiler With A Gambling Problem Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 9:54 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland tiler, with a serious gambling problem, has been sentenced to home detention on tax fraud charges. Jianbao Lin was sentenced in the Manukau District Court on 1 August 2023 to 11 months home detention with 150 hours community work and ordered ... More >>

Prisoner Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 10:44 am | Inland Revenue

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud. Phillip John Smith, 47, has been in prison since 1995 on non-tax related charges and was sentenced on 17 July to two years imprisonment on tax fraud charges. Smith was charged with dishonestly ... More >>

Jailed For Not Passing On Employees' Tax Deductions

Friday, 26 May 2023, 12:52 pm | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland company director has been jailed after he stopped paying tax deductions from his workers to Inland Revenue. David John Gower appeared in the Auckland District Court on May 16 and was sentenced to two years and three months behind bars. He was ... More >>

Income Tax Assessments Coming Soon – Beware Scammers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 2:15 pm | Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue is warning customers to be wary of scammers during the 2023 'tax season'. This year Inland Revenue will send around 3.5 million tax assessments, mainly using customer’s myIR accounts as well as the post. These will be sent out from ... More >>

Jail For Man Who Made False Claims For COVID Relief

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 2:53 pm | Inland Revenue

An Auckland man who made fraudulent applications for COVID-19 financial relief has been jailed. The Small Business Cashflow Loan (SBCL) scheme was implemented under urgency in May 2020 using a “High Trust” application model so small businesses ... More >>

Pillow Talk And Tax Evasion – Wellington Brothel Owner Sentenced

Friday, 12 May 2023, 2:38 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Wellington brothel owner has been sentenced to 11 months home detention on two representative charges of tax evasion. Zhi Rong Zhou pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2022 and was sentenced in the Wellington District Court on May 12. The ... More >>

Home Detention For Tax Evasion

Monday, 24 April 2023, 10:44 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Bay of Plenty man, who claimed his company was not subject to New Zealand law, has been sentenced to home detention on six tax evasion charges. Stephen George Gibson Clark of Opotiki was sentenced in the Rotorua District Court on 21 April 2023. He ... More >>

Nail Your Tax

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 10:38 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has launched a campaign to encourage tradies to get their tax back on track. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/3c532c717236a2ff0d83.jpeg" width="720" height="450"> The construction industry is ... More >>

Church Leaders Sentenced On Fraud Charges

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 11:39 am | Inland Revenue Department

Five leaders of the Samoan Assembly of God Church in Manukau have been sentenced to community detention and ordered to repay the money they received when they made false donation tax credit (DTC) claims to the tune of nearly $170,000. The Church ... More >>

Former Manhattan Developer Jailed For Tax Fraud In New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 2:29 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A former Manhattan developer has been jailed for tax fraud in relation to $1.5 million in fraudulent GST refunds. Colin David Rath was charged under the Crimes Act with two representative charges of using forged documents and 39 charges of dishonestly ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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