TWO Limerick-based companies, one of which is in liquidation, were named among 177 tax defaulters who reached settlements with the Revenue Commissioners during the second quarter of the year.
Property developer Brendan Bergin Developments Ltd, with an address at Pery Square, Limerick, settled for a total of €473,372 - including €269, 241 in underdeclared VAT and relevant contracts tax, €114,810 in interest and just under €90,000 in penalties. The company has been in liquidation since 2010.
In another Revenue audit case, engineering firm Toco Welding Ltd, of Camass, Bruff, settled for €152,538.71, including €85,729.59 in underdeclared corporation tax, PRSI/PAYE and VAT, €41,090.24 in interest and penalties of €25,718.88.
Revenue has also published the names of 17 individuals and companies in Limerick who were subjected to court fines of €36,000 in total for tax offences in the second quarter of the year.
Martin Donovan (steel fabrication), of 15 Chancel Drive, Church Hill Meadows, Raheen; James Hughes (taxi services), of 31 Garryowen Road; Diarmuid Leonard (gift services), of 10 Kilbane, Golf Links Road, Castletroy; John McCarthy (electrician), of Farran, Ardagh; John McCarthy (painter/decorator), of 22 The Meadows, Briarfield, Catletroy; John McCormack (property), of Effin, Kilmallock; John Mulcaire (farmer), of Inch St Laurence, Caherconlish; John O’Connell (taxi services), of 106 Meadowbrook, Mill Road, Corbally and Bridget Ryan (hairdresser/barber), of Boskill, Caherconlish were all fined €1,250 for failing to make income tax returns.
Richard O’Brien Jnr a trader from Monkshill, Rathkeale, was fined €8,750 for failing to make income tax returns.
And Maurice McCarthy (electrician), of Pike Street, Dromcollogher, and Kenneth Stembridge (restaurateur), of 18 The Strand O’Callaghan Strand, were respectively fined €750 and €1,500 for the same offences.
Another restaurateur - Pokhtoonyar Shenwari of Castle Court Apartments, Broad Street, Limerick, was fined €1,250 for failure to lodge VAT returns.
And four individuals and companies were fined for the misuse of marked mineral oil.
They are Barna Transport Ltd, of Barna, Newcastle West (fined €2,500); Patrick Charlie Clarke, of Bay 3, Rhebogue, Limerick (€2,500); Thomas McMahon, of Star Court, Carew Park, Limerick (€5,000) and company director Patrick Shanahan, of Old Barna, Newcastle West (€2,500).