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Tax evasion ends in prison time

A former Gisborne and Otago based builder was sentenced to 28 months in prison on a variety of charges, including tax evasion, when he appeared in court in New Plymouth at the end of June.

46 year-old Kane Rex Clark was sentenced on two representative charges of tax evasion by failing to file tax returns, and one charge of failing to apply for GST registration.

The offending relates to seven Income Tax years between 2014 and 2020, and GST returns that should have been filed between 2013 and 2020. By failing to file returns and using a fictitious company name, Clark evaded paying more than $130,000.

The 28 months prison sentence was for both the tax and unconnected driving offences.

Last updated: 06 Jul 2021
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