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The Darwen business named and shamed by HMRC for failing to pay thousands in tax

Three Lancashire businesses have been named by the Government after defaulting on their tax bills.

In a newly published list of individuals or organisations that have been given financial penalties for failing to comply with tax obligations or filing deliberate errors, HMRC named plasterer Elliot Johnson, formerly of Darwen and Sean Patrick Bean, a groundworker from Ribbleton, Preston among its many culprits.

HMRC’s Publishing Details of Deliberate Defaulters scheme flags up when a person or business has made at least one deliberate default on more than £25,000.

The Government body says that it is necessary to publish the details of those that do this in order to act as a deterrent on those flouting the rules.

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The HMRCs list is updated every three months and the information is completely wiped after a year.

The information below is listed on the government website.

These are the businesses that have been named and shamed by HMRC on June 17, 2021:

Elliot Johnston

Business, trade or occupation: Plasterer

Address: Formerly of 19 Punstock Road, Darwen, BB3 2SY

Period of default: Apr 6 2017 to Apr 5 2020

Total amount of tax/duty on which penalties are based: £26,789.32

Total amount of penalties charged: £17,814.88

Sean Patrick Bean

Business, trade or occupation: Groundworker

Address: Formerly of 43 Glenview Close, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6EQ and 10 Moorland Crescent, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6UR and 31 Somers Road, Stockport, SK5 6SB

Period of default: Apr 6 2014 to Apr 5 2019

Total amount of tax/duty on which penalties are based: £45,937.46

Total amount of penalties charged: £30,433.54

These are the businesses that have been named and shamed by HMRC and were first published on March 17 2021:

Imperial Home and Garden

Business, trade or occupation: Online sale of home and garden ware

Address: Formerly of Unit 28, Sycamore Trading Estate, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 3RL

Period of default: Sep 1 2015 to Nov 30 2018

Total amount of tax/duty on which penalties are based: £88,557

Total amount of penalties charged: £49,591.92

HMRC may also publish information about a deliberate tax defaulter where they have carried out an investigation and the person has been charged one or more penalties for deliberate defaults, or where those penalties involve tax of more than £25,000.

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