The director of a Manchester-based drylining subcontractor has been given a seven-year directorial ban for failing to declare all of his tax liabilities.
Roman Bogdan Piotrowski set up RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK Limited in 2015 and supplied labour for the drylining sector.
Only a year after the business was established it entered a creditors voluntary liquidation (CVL) with the subsequent Insolvency Service investigation discovering irregularities in RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK’s tax returns.
The Insolvency Service discovered that Mr Piotrowski declared just over £423,000 in Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) liabilities to the tax authorities for the period from May 2016 to January 2017.
The investigation found that RBT failed to pay close to £220,000 in further CIS contributions.
It was also revealed that Mr Piotrowski, 45, had not been paying the correct levels of VAT, having filed inaccurate returns and didn’t account for sales receipts of more than £3.9m.
The Insolvency Service’s deputy head of insolvent investigations Jane Knight 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.”