Mechanic Ordered to Pay Back £208k with Respect to a Tax Fraud
HMRC commenced investigations against Lain Wilson, a mechanic by profession from East Kilbride for suspected undercutting of his income in his tax returns and engaging in tax evasion.
The investigation carried out by HMRC proved the allegations against the mechanic to be correct as a result of which Wilson was sentenced to jail for a period of 18 months in January.
The investigations revealed that he understated his income in his tax returns and evaded £208,912 in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and income tax.
Wilson is now also required to sell his home after the confiscation hearing which was also held at Hamilton Sheriff Court. The confiscation order was partly paid by cash recovered from his house amounting to £110,000. HMRC has told him to pay the amount of tax amounting to £208,000 evaded by him in his tax returns within six months.
Assistant Director Fraud investigations service HMRC, Joe Henry, said our work does not stop with the conviction of criminals.We will do whatever it takes to recover the amounts in respect of tax evasions and use these funds in the performance of public services.