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Thames painter gets home detention


A self-employed Thames painter and decorator has been sentenced to 5 months community detention and 200 hours community work for tax evasion.

Over a five-year period, Jason Wilson, evaded a minimum of $94,059.95 in GST, PAYE and Income Tax.

Wilson failed to issue invoices to some customers; accepted “cash” payments that were not banked; at times paid staff in cash; and did not retain any meaningful business records.

At one point he claimed he had been keeping his invoices and receipts in an ice-cream container.

In April 2020, despite not filing any returns or paying GST, Income Tax or PAYE for at least 5 years, the defendant saw fit to claim and receive a wage subsidy as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response.

Last updated: 04 Aug 2021
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