Tax defaulters in the borough named and shamed by HMRC

Date published: 18 July 2018

The latest list of deliberate tax defaulters has named and shamed three local residents and businesses in Rochdale.

Published by HM Revenue and Customs on 28 June, the list has named those who owe more than £25,000 in tax.

Blaine Gordon Heapy, formerly of Windermere Road, Middleton, then trading as ‘Mi Julies Chippy’ owes the taxman £34,595 for the period 1 December 2013 to 31 March 2015.

The penalties charged total £23,005.65.

Dog breeder David Steven Holt, formerly of Kielder Hill, Middleton, owes £25,746.21 for the period 6 April 2011 to 5 April 2014. The penalties charged total £16,220.10.

Telecommunications wholesaler Nicholas Kumasi Ltd, formerly of Paragon Industrial Estate, Smithy Bridge Road, owes £1,510,145 for 1 November 2015 to 31 January 2016, with penalties totalling £977,818.88.

Details of deliberate tax defaulters who have received penalties for deliberate errors in their tax returns or failing to comply with tax obligations can be published by HMRC under Section 94 of the Finance Act 2009.

Information about a deliberate tax defaulter may be published where penalties involve tax of more than £25,000 or HMRC has carried out an investigation and the person has been charged one or more penalties for deliberate defaults.

Information will not be published if the person earns the maximum reduction of the penalties by fully disclosing details of the defaults.

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