A warrant of arrest was indeed outed against the blacklist company director charged with tax evasion of Ksh123 million.
Sunil Patel aka Patel Sunil Mafatlal Marghabai and his company Intersparex Limited is charged with eight counts of tax evasion and duping the taxman through irregular claims of Value Added Tax (VAT) relief, “they did not qualify for.”
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) accuses the businessman of claiming a whooping, from the taxman, over Ksh25 million which he did not qualify within a span of three years between January 2015 and February 2018.
The trial court was told between January and December 2017 , Patel and his company, Intersparex Ltd, unlawfully claimed VAT relief of Ksh 7,948,359 while this year he has claimed a tax relief of KSh78,185 between January and February 2018.
In 2016 the court heard he swindled Ksh14,276,240 while in 2015 he was relieved VAT amounting to Ksh3,744,652.
Patel is further accused of defaulting to pay income tax of Ksh98,683,952 as imposed by the taxman.
A magistrate heard he avoided paying this tax between January 31 2013 and December 31 2016.
In 2016 he failed to pay tax amounting to Ksh27,865,688 while in 2015 he skipped paying 22,072,166 in revenue.
By the close of 2014, the Patel had not paid income tax for Ksh27,655,688 and in 2013 the businessman evaded tax amounting to KSh20,898,410.