Tax evader grounded

The Napier District Court sentenced Hawkes Bay businessman Ahmet Dindar to six months home detention and 200 hours of community service on proven charges of evading income tax, GST, filing false income tax returns and engaging in money laundering.

The defendant pleaded guilty and admitted having used the bank accounts of his employees to evade $196,000 in tax.

Inland Revenue Department (IRD) found that Mr Dindar used ‘Anatolia Napier Limited’ and ‘Café Anatolia Limited’ in November 2012 to run a chain of kebab shops in Hawkes Bay. He admitted that he took cash sales from his shop tills which he deposited into the bank accounts of his staff or his own personal account.- Staff Reporter

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