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Return to NZ brought arrest for tax

Nanda Gopal Santhanam Ponnuchetty, was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to four months’ community detention and 200 hours’ community work. He had previously admitted 55 charges of aiding and abetting his company, WINE REACH SERVICES LIMITED (Struck Off 26 Jun 2010), to withhold PAYE deductions owed to Inland Revenue. …

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Bar owner admits tax evasion

Mao Bar’s former owner has admitted not paying more than $110,000 tax during his time in charge of the well-known Palmerston North eatery. In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, Richard Wayne Soper, 52, pleaded guilty to 55 tax evasion charges dating from October 1, 2009, to October 31, 2010. …

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Tax case looms

The commissioner for Inland Revenue has applied to liquidate Wanganui business OGGIES LIMITED (#1501224) over non-payment of tax. Oggies, a popular Wilson St cafe, is owned by Robert and Karen Sewell, who also own the new Zinc cafe in Wanganui’s information centre. They were not available for comment. Read the …

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Company director jailed for tax evasion

A Bay of Plenty company director was today jailed for four years jail for tax evasion of more than $700,000. Harbhajan Singh Kahlon was earlier found guilty in Tauranga District Court of 23 charges of GST-related tax fraud and later admitted a further 46 charges of tax evasion involving PAYE. …

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