The Director of Public Prosecutions v Anne Marie McKeon

Date

25 February 2020

Venue

Carrick-on-Shannon Circuit Criminal Court

Judge

His Honour Judge John Aylmer

Summary

Ms. Anne Marie McKeon, with an address at Drumna, Cloone, Co. Leitrim, pleaded guilty to the following offences under Section 1078 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997:

  • Knowingly or wilfully delivering an incorrect return of Value-Added Tax for the periods September/October 2008, January/February 2009, September/October 2009 and September/October 2010 contrary to Section 1078(2)(a) and (3) of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, as amended (4 counts)
  • Knowingly or wilfully claimed a repayment of Value-Added Tax in the amount of €7,421, €5,624, €5,289 and €4,729, being a repayment to which, to the person’s knowledge, the person is not entitled contrary to Section 1078(2)(c) and (3) of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, as amended (4 counts)
  • Knowingly or wilfully obtained a repayment of Value-Added Tax in the amount of €7,102, €5,376 and €5,289, being a repayment to which, to the person’s knowledge, the person is not entitled contrary to Section 1078(2)(c) and (3) of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, as amended (3 counts).

Outcome

On 25 February 2020, Judge Aylmer imposed a two-year custodial sentence in respect of each of the eleven sample counts to which Ms. McKeon pleaded guilty, each sentence to run concurrently.