Wellington Tax Evasion Sentencing

June 26, 2009 New Zealand Taxation  No comments

Home detention has been sentenced to a man in the Lower Hutt District Court, after a guilty plea on 26 tax evasion charges.

Wellington based, Joseph Anthony Rosendaal, company director of DeRose Limited, has pleaded guilty to 26 counts of tax evasion, totaling over $270,000. He has been sentenced to 12 month home detention.

Joseph Rosendaal created and ran his bread delivery company from the October of 2003 onwards. According to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) he failed to file income tax returns in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 years. In total, his income tax evasion amounted to $117, 572. There were also a total of 14 GST tax returns not filed between the periods of November 2003 and march 2006. This amounted to a total of $110,117. Between July 2005 and March 2006, there was a failure to pay $48,750 PAYE deductions. In total this amounts to $276,439. An extra $5,000 reparations payments has been ordered by the court.