Builder Harry Rowbottom jailed over £65,000 tax bill
A builder who owed almost £65,000 in tax has been jailed for 14 months.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators discovered that Harry Rowbottom, of Barton, set up his general building and gas fitting business in 1983.
He worked across North Lincolnshire and Humberside but never declared his earnings.
He was ordered to repay the full amount, including interest, within six months or face a further two years and three months in jail.
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Detailed enquiries revealed Rowbottom evaded about £65,000 of income tax and national insurance over 27 years.
He was arrested at his home and pleaded guilty to fraud this month.
Anyone with information about suspected tax fraud should call 0800788887.