Handyman Tax Ghost Busted

A Norfolk handyman, who hadn’t paid any tax for 20 years, was jailed for 3 years at Norwich Crown Court today.

Tax inspectors found that 63 year old Richard Green from Great Yarmouth was offering his services as a general handyman: but could not find any trace of him in their records.  In the following tax investigation Green admitted that he had been self-employed since before 1992 – but had never registered with HM Revenue and Customs or paid any income tax or National Insurance Contributions.  He then claimed his earnings were around £15-25,000 a year.  But the tax investigators checked his bank records and discovered that his income for 2007/08 alone was almost £70,000.  The tax officers estimated he had underpaid about £170,000 in taxes.

Green was charged with Cheating the Public Revenue.  After pleading guilty he has now been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

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