Cabbies suspected of rank tax affairs pulled up in NI

Cabbies suspected of rank tax affairs pulled up in NI. (Submitted Picture).
Cabbies suspected of rank tax affairs pulled up in NI. (Submitted Picture).

A taskforce set up by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to check that taxi operators and drivers have paid the tax they owe, has targeted eight business premises across Northern Ireland this morning (Friday) as part of an investigation into suspected tax evasion.

HMRC officers visited the business premises in counties Antrim, Down and Fermanagh and uplifted business records for examination.

Michael Connolly, HMRC’s Taskforce Coordinator in Northern Ireland, said: “Tax evasion is a crime that costs society dearly. While over 90% of people play by the rules and pay their dues, our taskforces target areas where we see a risk that people won’t pay what they owe.

“The public’s help in fighting tax crime is vital, and it can be reported to us on 0800 788 887,” he said.

It was also pointed out that enquiries are ongoing and any evidence of tax evasion can be taken forward either civilly or criminally through the courts.