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Laura Hutton
Default In Their Stars

A landlord was made to pay €3 million to Revenue for not properly declaring tax

The largest settlement was for €3 million.

THE ORGANISER OF the Taste of Dublin festival was one of 103 people named on Revenue’s tax defaulters list for the first quarter of 2015.

Avril Bannerton, whose company Brand Events has previously organised events such as 7-Up Christmas on Ice and Top Gear Live, is named on the list for under-declaring income tax.

A penalty of €17,480 was added to the €58,267 she owed in tax, as well as over €44,000 in interest.

In total, 103 people are named on the lists, with 45 cases exceeding €100,000, five of over €500,000 and four of over €1 million. The total of the settlements was over €21 million.

Landlord Alan Miller of Stepaside in Dublin accounted for €3 million of that. Revenue ruled that he had undeclared income and capital gains taxes and a penalty of €855,000 was ruled against him.

Property developers Sean and Anthony Deane — of Deane Homes in Sandyford — settled for €2.65 million, after under-declaring VAT.

Meath car dealer Stephen Fisk also settled a seven-figure case for under-declaring VAT. His bill was €1.27 million.

The company which runs Thurles Racecourse settled for €304,838 and a confectionery company, Zed Candy, settled for €390,439.

Six settlements, which netted €710,000, came from Revenue’s investigations of offshore accounts.

The lists are here and here

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