A retired company director from Co Fermanagh has topped Revenue’s latest tax defaulters list with a €13.54m charge relating to a bogus non-resident account and under-declaration of income tax.
Anthony Cafferkey of Lisnarick Rd in Irvinestown paid more than €6m in tax with interest of €3.26m applied. Revenue also levied a €4.23m penalty following its investigation.
The amount is far in excess of any other on the list, with the next biggest being a €1.95m charge levied on a company director based in Co Dublin.
Fergus O’Brien, with an address in Auburn Drive in Killiney, was found to have made a VAT and PAYE/PRSI under-declaration to the value of €742,200 following a Revenue audit.
He was charged interest of €652,870 with a fine of €556,690 also applied.
Meanwhile, a hair salon in Dublin 2 which is now in liquidation, paid €1.31m in taxes owed, interest and penalties.
HSE Salon Ltd, which is now in liquidation, made the payment in respect of under-declaration of VAT, PAYE and PRSI.
Meanwhile, a fast food shop owner - Gerardo Mizzoni, of Millrace Walk, Saggart, Co Dublin - made a settlement of €32,000 for failing to lodge VAT returns, according to the list.
He is not associated in any way with the Mizzoni Pizza and Pasta chain, based in Ballycoolin, Dublin 15.
Today's latest list from Revenue includes 117 settlements with individuals and firms, 59 of which were for amounts exceeding €100,000.