Coventry construction worker who dodged £70,000 in tax fined by HMRC

Paul Martin Atkins has been fined by HMRC
Paul Martin Atkins has been fined by HMRC -Credit:Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

A Coventry man who owes thousands of pounds in tax has been fined by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs). Paul Martin Atkins was included in a list of people and companies who have not paid tax over a certain period.

Mr Atkins, from Coventry, avoided a whopping £69,608 in tax from April 6, 2018, to April 5, 2022. He has now been fined £36,544.

A person or business is named publicly if they have deliberately defaulted on more than £25,000 in tax, says HM Revenue and Customs. It explained how it publishes the list in a bid to 'encourage defaulters to engage with HMRC.'

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Joes Burgers Ltd, of Coventry Road in Birmingham, was also included on the list after failing to pay £30,606 in tax from April 2020 to April 2021. It has now been ordered to pay back the full sum, says HMRC.

A number of other companies were also found to have defaulted on tax in the West Midlands. Among them were Petru Trans Limited, Sparrowapp Ltd, Matthews Electronics Limited, and Golden City Limited in Selly Oak.

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