Construction director banned for failing to declare correct taxes

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The director of construction worker supplier, RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK Limited, has been disqualified for seven years for failing to declare all the company’s tax liabilities

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

Roman Bogdan 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 prompted an investigation by the Insolvency Service due to irregularities in RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK’s tax returns.

The Insolvency Service’s investigation revealed that for the period from May 2016 to January 2017, Roman Piotrowski declared just over £423,000 to the tax authorities regarding the company’s Construction Industry Scheme liabilities.

However, investigators found that RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK failed to declare further Construction Industry Scheme liabilities worth around £220,000.

The investigation also discovered that Roman Piotrowski didn’t pay correct levels of VAT having filed inaccurate returns after failing to account for sales receipts of more than £3.9m.

On 6 November 2018, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Roman Piotrowski, after he admitted causing RBT Dryliners 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.

Effective from 27 November 2018, Roman Piotrowski has been banned for seven years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.

Jane Knight, Deputy Head of Insolvent Investigations for the Insolvency Service, commented: “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.”

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