Ryanair Flights VAT Claim Arouses HMRC Suspicion

As a tax barrister I have seen many court cases arising from incorrect VAT  claims and today I read how Mr Alan Devere, a businessman from Oswestry, fraudulently claimed over £40,000 VAT credit from 2009 to 2012 through his computer repair company.

It seems that his claim for a £19,000 VAT refund for Ryanair flights aroused suspicion from HMRC.

Mr Devere received an 8 month prison sentence and 25o hours of community work by Judge Robin Onions, who suspended the sentence because Mr Devere  is a carer for his disabled son.

It seems that Mr Devere may have been experiencing financial difficulties, like so many people in this country today.

I wish him and his family well and hope he’s back on the straight and narrow very soon.

Eamon McNicholas

Tax Barrister, Accountant

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