Company director from Appleton failed to pay £200k in tax

Warrington Guardian: Company director from Appleton failed to pay £200k in tax Company director from Appleton failed to pay £200k in tax

A COMPANY director from Appleton has been disqualified after failing to pay more than £200,000 in tax.

Robert James Dacey, aged 49, was director of Cheshire-based software development firm Promoderne Limited.

The Insolvency Service said from March 1 2009 to March 2012 the company failed to pay £152,306.30 in corporation tax.

Mark Bruce, Chief Examiner at the IS, said: “Directors who fail to pay taxes, especially after taking money from customers, should not expect to get away with it as the money rightly belongs to the taxpayer.

"Other directors tempted to follow this path should get the message.

“The Insolvency Service will investigate and remove you from the business environment.”

The income of Promoderne was ‘at least’ £756,789.38 during the period it failed to pay corporation tax, according to the IS.

From 26 May 2010 to 2 March 2012, Promoderne Limited filed only one tax return for VAT.

The IS said it owes £54,571.75 in VAT. It also owes £15,314.76 in National Insurance.

The ban for Mr Dacey was issued for ‘trading to the detriment of HM Revenue & Customs’.

It means he cannot work as a director, or promote, form, or manage a company, for four years.

Promoderne entered voluntary liquidation on March 2.

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7:49am Wed 12 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Dacey should think himself lucky, if an individual had falsely claimed a fraction of that sum in benefits they could expect to face criminal proceedings - with a potential prison sentence.
Dacey should think himself lucky, if an individual had falsely claimed a fraction of that sum in benefits they could expect to face criminal proceedings - with a potential prison sentence. Nick Tessla
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7:52am Wed 12 Mar 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

What punishment was given WG ? It just says the company still owes Vat and Ni which will never be paid by liquidators (maybe a very small portion) . Where is the sentence or fine ? Pure greed !
What punishment was given WG ? It just says the company still owes Vat and Ni which will never be paid by liquidators (maybe a very small portion) . Where is the sentence or fine ? Pure greed ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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7:25pm Wed 12 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
What punishment was given WG ? It just says the company still owes Vat and Ni which will never be paid by liquidators (maybe a very small portion) . Where is the sentence or fine ? Pure greed !
It means he cannot work as a director, or promote, form, or manage a company, for four years.

BIG DEAL. That a punishment ?????.
[quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: What punishment was given WG ? It just says the company still owes Vat and Ni which will never be paid by liquidators (maybe a very small portion) . Where is the sentence or fine ? Pure greed ![/p][/quote]It means he cannot work as a director, or promote, form, or manage a company, for four years. BIG DEAL. That a punishment ?????. old-codger
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10:34pm Wed 12 Mar 14

MikeJT says...

If I remember my studies correctly, a director of a company can be banned from serving as a director BUT is unlikely to be imprisoned for failing to pay taxes......as the taxes are those of the company and not himself.

An individual who fails to pay their own income tax can be imprisoned as in those circumstances it would be their own tax.

If the director continued to wrongfully trade (trading when he should have known the company was going under) he could be held personally liable for the debts BUT once again, would be unlikely to go to jail if they weren't paid
If I remember my studies correctly, a director of a company can be banned from serving as a director BUT is unlikely to be imprisoned for failing to pay taxes......as the taxes are those of the company and not himself. An individual who fails to pay their own income tax can be imprisoned as in those circumstances it would be their own tax. If the director continued to wrongfully trade (trading when he should have known the company was going under) he could be held personally liable for the debts BUT once again, would be unlikely to go to jail if they weren't paid MikeJT
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12:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tojahejome says...

So he can;t be a directory. Is his wife or other releative now the director?
So he can;t be a directory. Is his wife or other releative now the director? tojahejome
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