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Subcontractor boss banned for failing to pay correct taxes

11 December 2018 | By CM staff

The boss of a Bolton-based drylining and plastering subcontractor has been disqualified for seven years for failing to declare all the company’s tax liabilities.

RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK was founded in 2015 and supplied sub-contract labour to the construction industry.

Roman Bogdan Piotrowski, 45, from Manchester, was the sole director from April 2016 but only a year later caused the company to enter into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.

An investigation by the Insolvency Service due to irregularities in RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK’s tax returns found that for the period from May 2016 to January 2017, Piotrowski declared just over £423,000 to the tax authorities regarding the company’s Construction Industry Scheme liabilities.

However, investigators also discovered that RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK failed to declare further Construction Industry Scheme liabilities worth close to £220,000.

And they established that Piotrowski didn’t pay correct levels of VAT, having filed inaccurate returns after failing to account for sales receipts of more than £3.9m.

Piotrowski was disqualified last month after he admitted causing RBT to file CIS returns that failed to fully declare its liabilities, causing the company to file an inaccurate VAT return, and failing to account for sales receipts of £3,901,503.

Effective from 27 November 2018, Piotrowski is banned for seven years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.

Jane Knight, deputy head of Insolvent Investigations for the Insolvency Service, said: “Roman Piotrowski failed to declare RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK’s true tax liabilities, depriving the Exchequer of money rightfully owed.

“His disqualification will help prevent further loses to the public purse and also serves as a warning to other directors of their responsibilities and that disqualification will be the likely outcome should they fail to carry them out.”

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