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.