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Courts get tough on Tax Evaders

Recently the Dublin Circuit Court found a man guilty and sentenced him to jail for four years for failing to pay VAT on 119 second hand cars to the value of €226,718. He has since paid the tax of €226,718 that was due. The Judge, Martin Nolan said that sometimes tax evaders thought they could buy themselves out of trouble but the judge stated “He must pay for it as a matter of punishment and people considering going down this road”. Patrick O Rourke Partner OKellySutton, Kildare.