Seven convenience stores have been named and shamed by HMRC for making deliberate errors in their tax returns.
The stores identified were Potraviny Danko in Bradford, Nachi Ltd in Chester, Sachin Express in Hounslow, Kang Discount Store in Houghton-Le-Spring, Roma Mini Market Ltd in Glasgow, Nawaz Food Store in Accrington, and Shawty Trading Ltd in Huddersfield.
All had been fined more than £25,000. Collectively the seven business owners misstated £1.15million in duty and tax between 2010 and 2017. They were hit with penalties worth £841,297.
One in 14 of the businesses named in the latest release were convenience stores. One-quarter of the deliberate tax defaulters were foodservice businesses such as takeaways and restaurants. Two food wholesalers were also listed.
The total tax and duty misstated by the business named this week was valued at £35,148,519.20.
HMRC warned that the business may have changed hands since the penalties were given, meaning the current business owners may not responsible for the alleged historic misconduct.
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