Gilson named on list of tax defaulters

The model and television presenter Glenda Gilson has today been named on the latest Revenue Commissioners list of tax defaulters.

The model and television presenter Glenda Gilson has today been named on the latest Revenue Commissioners list of tax defaulters.

She made a €73,000 settlement for the underpayment of income tax and VAT.

The 31-year-old model with an address in College Gate, Castleknock, Dublin faced a High Court action last year after the Gilson Motor Company she owned with her brother Damien went bust.

The highest yielding case was that of retired company director David Delahunty, with an address in Rathmines in Dublin.

He was subject to a settlement of €1.2m for the under-declaration of income tax after a Revenue investigation case.

Bloodstock agent Hugo Merry, from Kilshannig Stud, Co Cork was left with an €84,000 bill.

Mr Merry, whose mansion at Kilshannig stud in Co Cork has been linked to Princess Diana’s Spencer family, was left with a €84,477 bill and farrier Martin Leahy, from Melitta Park, Kildare town, who settled for €360,198.

Padraig O’Shea, from Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, former principal at the lay Catholic St Joseph’s College in the town, was also named on the list.

O’Shea was unrepentant after a Children’s Ombudsman investigation ruled that the school had discriminated against the 16-year-old.

The teenager had applied for a place at St Joseph’s while pregnant in 2009, and after giving birth in 2010, and was refused on both occasions.

O’Shea left as principal in 2009 and stayed on as manager.

The Revenue said that he had been found to have under-declared income tax in a revenue deposit interest reporting case. The tax bill was €346,000 plus €100,000 interest and €259,000 in fines.

In the three-month period to June 30, 2012, settlements, or determinations, totalled €19.8m.

Of the 106 published cases, 43 were for amounts exceeding €100,000, of which 11 exceeded €500,000 and three of that 11 exceeded €1m.

Of the 106 cases, six settlements totalling €1.95m relate to Revenue investigations into offshore funds, and seven settlements totalling €2.89m relate to Revenue’s Single Premium Insurance Products Investigation Cases.

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