Donegal company owner given suspended sentence for tax offences

A Donegal company owner has recieved a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do community services for a number of tax offences.

Mary McKinney, a haulage contractor from Cockhill Road, Buncrana was found guilty of 15 charges.

The details of that case was included in the latest list of tax defaulters which has been pulished by the Revenue Commissioners covering the three month period up to the 31st of December 2010

Mary McKinney was sentenced to three years in prison for tax offenses  -it related to 15 charges of which she was found guilty of each - the sentence was suspended on the condition she do 240 hours community service.

There were six others significant cases  -Danny Doherty, a mechanic in Gulladuff, Moville was fined just over 400 thousand euro in tax and penalties.

Colm Harvey, a company director on the Clar Road, Donegal Town was ordered to pay 391 thousand euro, Edward Rodgers of Aughalatty, Carrigart settled with revenue for 196 thousand euro while building contractor Columba Doherty, Dundrain, Burnfoot settled for 102 thousand euro.

There were settlements of 40 and 50 thousand euro repsectively for Company Director William McNutt Jnr from Downings and Kenneth Carson of New Begginings at the Court Yard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny.

In the period covered there were 20 cases taken against people in Donegal for failure to lodge income tax returns with fines totalling over 30 thousand euro issued.