Local restaurant caught in HMRC net

The HMRC is due �77,312
The HMRC is due �77,312

An Arbroath eatery has been shamed on the HM Revenue and Customs tax evader list.

DNB Leisure Ltd, known as ‘The Bell Rock Restaurant’, 32 Ladyloan, is due £77,312 in unpaid taxes.

The latest list of tax dodgers was published on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website on Wednesday.

Each defaulter named has chosen not to take the opportunity to fully disclose the extent of their tax liability or cooperate with an HMRC investigation.

They have either submitted inaccurate returns, failed to comply with an obligation or committed a wrongdoing which would have cheated the Exchequer out of more than £25,000 if HMRC had not carried out an investigation.

HMRC’s Jennie Granger, director general for Enforcement and Compliance, said: “Publishing taxpayers’ names is not something we do lightly. We are publishing the names of tax dodgers as it lets the local community know we are tackling this

and encourage others to get back on track.

“Most people declare the tax that is due, but there are a small minority who try to evade their responsibilities. The people named today have cheated the Exchequer out of more than £25,000, and that’s unfair to those who pay their tax. In the last year, penalties have ranged from £10,000 to over £29 million.

“We urge people to come forward, so we can help them get back on track. It is always easier if people make a full and prompt disclosure and co-operate with HMRC. If they do this, they will avoid being named.”