Self-employed builder Carl Williams, aged 43, from Shirley, West Midlands has been dubbed the “bodging builder” by HM Revenue & Customs, and sentenced to 16 months in prison for his tax fraud.
Trading under the names of CA Williams and CJW Builders, between 2007 and 2011 Williams fraudulently under-declared his earnings and over-declared his purchases in his tax returns: claiming more than £52,000 in VAT repayments. When HMRC questioned the tax returns in 2011 he gave the taxman false paperwork (using the names of 5 bogus companies) and claimed another £44,000 in VAT repayments.
HM Revenue & Customs alleged that some the customers they interviewed complained of extremely shoddy workmanship and of jobs he simply left unfinished.
Williams admitted 6 counts of VAT fraud and (unluckily for him) was sentenced on Friday 13 June at Birmingham Crown Court.
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