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Paraparaumu man sentenced on tax evasion charges

A self-employed Paraparaumu man was sentenced in September to 6 months home detention, and ordered to pay $3,000 in reparation, on tax evasion charges.

Philip Maihi Gardiner ran Quake Proof Chimneys Ltd, a company selling and installing replica fibreglass chimneys. He was convicted and discharged on charges of failing to be GST registered.

He was also charged with aiding and abetting QPC which knowingly failed to provide GST and income tax returns; and failing to provide personal income tax returns.

Between February 2016 and February 2019, Gardiner had numerous contacts from Inland Revenue in relation to both his personal tax affairs and QPC’s tax affairs.

Gardiner continually ignored Inland Revenue and failed to comply with his and QPC’s tax obligations. The total GST evaded amounts to $74,482.79. The total income tax evaded by Gardiner and QPC amounts to $159,889.77.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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