Revenue Settles Tax Default Cases Worth €10 Million

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The Revenue Commissioners settled more than 60 cases of tax defaulting totalling more than €10 million during the final quarter of last year, the Irish Times reported. Settlements in 26 of the cases, involving sums of €4,923,453 remains outstanding, at least in part, at year end. The biggest settlement concerned Dunbar IT Consulting, a company in liquidation with an address on Upper Mount St in Dublin 2. The total of €1,042,236 involved €482,285 under various tax headings, plus penalties and interest. Galway-based orthopaedic surgeon Kenneth Kaar was hit with a tax bill of €717,581, of which €250,000 was interest and penalties. Fulvio Pellegrini, who runs Luigi’s takeaway in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, made a settlement of €481,288, while another fast food operator – John Noble of Florence Road, in Bray – made a settlement of €73,981. A Henry & Rose chipper is based at that address. The Avoca Clinic, a cosmetic surgery in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, made a settlement of €138,588. Swiss-based company director Andre Levy agreed a €183,751 settlement following an investigation into offshore assets, while architect Jonathan Walsh of Walsh Architects in Dublin was hit with a €40,853 bill over unpaid income tax and VAT. Read more.