Construction boss banned over tax failures

The boss of Bolton-based company that supplied construction workers has been disqualified for seven years for failing to declare all the company’s tax liabilities

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

Roman Piotrowski, from Manchester, was the sole director from April 2016 but only a year later caused the company to enter into creditors voluntary liquidation. This triggered an investigation by the Insolvency Service due to irregularities in the company’s tax returns.

Investigators 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 (CIS) liabilities.

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

The investigation also established that Piotrowski did not pay correct levels of VAT having filed inaccurate returns after failing to account for sales receipts of more than £3.9m.

Piotrowski has now been banned for seven years, 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.

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.’

Report by Pat Sweet

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