Two Bradford firms named for dodging tens of…

Two Bradford firms named for dodging tens of thousands in tax

A BINGLEY restaurant and a Bradford IT firm have been named and shamed by the Government on its latest list of deliberate tax defaulters in the UK.

Shama Bingley, based in Clarke House, Keighley Road, has been slapped with a penalty of £77,436.92 after deliberately dodging paying £147,499 of tax between April 2011 and September 2016.

In the latest list of tax dodgers published in March, Igen Distribution Ltd, based in Adelaide Street in Bradford city centre, has also been named and shamed by the government.

The company, which was wound up last November and is currently in the process of being dissolved, was previously known as Hashim Banners, and traded as a car broker and IT consultancy.

Between October 2015 and December 2016, the firm deliberately avoided paying £124,106 in tax, and has been handed a penalty of £65,153 for the offending.

The companies feature on the latest list of people and businesses which have deliberately failed to pay the correct amount of tax in recent years and have been handed financial penalties for their wrongdoing.

No contact information could be found for Igen Distribution Ltd or Adil Shahzeed Qureshi, who is listed as the business’ sole director on Companies House.

Shama Bingley was named and shamed by the Government in its November 2020 list of tax avoiders.

The restaurant was founded in 1979 and has been located in Bingley for more than 35 years, and has also been involved in supporting local amateur and junior sports clubs in the town for a number of years.

It was also highly commended in the North West England ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ category at the 2018 Asian Curry Awards.

Company director Asghar Hussain said the member of staff who is responsible for this side of the business is currently away on holiday.

was unable to provide an explanation as to why the company did not pay £147,499 in tax over a five year period last decade.

A large number of businesses have been listed by the government for deliberately avoiding paying tax in the list.

These include a range of businesses and sectors, including lorry drivers, takeaways, bars and restaurants, IT firms and many more.

Among the worst offenders were London-based food wholesale firm Lucky Dairy, Belgian trade firm Delta Trade SPRL, and alcohol wholesaler Rajsankar Kulajeevarajah, which all dodged paying more than £2 million in tax.

US online sales firm I-Innovate, Polish driver Ernest Kavaraj, Cotton Design Ltd in London, Lincoln takeaway owner Xiao Qin Wang, Lincoln waste handler Shaun Dixon, Manchester scrap metal firm UCS Trading, Stoke-based consultants Hartel, and Elite Luxury Watches in Huddersfield all avoided paying more than £1 million in tax.

On its list, the HM Revenue & Customs clarifies that those businesses and owners listed: “may have changed their behaviour, may no longer be at this address, the business currently at these premises may have no connection to the listed business, and that while the business may be the same it may be under completely new management”