Clairvoyant, stone crusher and tax specialist on defaulters’ list

Revenue Commissioners’ 100-strong list made settlements totalling €13.77 million


A clairvoyant, a stone crusher and a taxation service provider were just some of the unusual or unlikely professions to feature on the latest tax defaulters’ list.

The 100-strong list, published today by the Revenue Commissioners, made settlements totalling €13.77 million.

Carol Byrne, a clairvoyant based in Co Wexford, made a settlement of €163,000 with Revenue for the under declaration of VAT and income tax.

Michael Reidy, a stone crusher from Co Tipperary, made a settlement of €122,000 also for the under declaration of VAT.

Accountant and taxation service provider Yaw Dankwa of Unit 4, Drogheda Business Park, Donore Road in Drogheda made a settlement for €38,359 which related to a penalty determination by the courts for the under declaration of VAT and income tax.

The rest of the list, which covers the three-month period to the end of December, was dominated by medical practitioners, restaurateurs, nursing home operators and building contractors.

The biggest settlement on the list was by Cork heating and plumbing contractor Barry Murphy for €991,000, which included just under €495,000 in interest and penalties, arising out of the under declaration of income tax and VAT.

The second highest settlement was made by Mulleady Civil Engineering Limited in Co Longford for €762,125, which included €458,000 in interest and penalties, arising out of the under-declaration of VAT and relevant contracts tax.

A Co Wicklow motor dealer trading as Fargo Leisure Limited made a settlement for €559,000 arising out of the under-declation of VAT, PAYE and PRSI.

Of the 100 published cases, five exceeded €500,000 and 38 were for amounts exceeding €100,000.

Four cases, yielding €0.47 million, related to the Revenue’s investigation into offshore funds.