An Auckland man has been sent to prison for five and a half years on tax evasion charges.
Paul Harding was sentenced in the Auckland District Court in March for evading core tax of $385,872.28
For ten years, Harding failed to provide income tax and GST returns.
He was an independent contractor for AA Auckland Carriers and signed a declaration in 2005 to that effect.
Harding didn’t register for GST or file any GST returns by the due date during the period 30 September 2006 to 31 March 2017. He also didn’t file any income tax returns by the due date during the period 31 March 2007 to 31 March 2017.
Harding has appealed the conviction and sentence.