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Burley shop fitter Ian Jordan accused of £2.5m tax evasion

A BURLEY man has appeared in court accused of cheating the public purse by evading more than £2.5m of tax.

Ian Jordan (56), of Beechwood Lane, did not enter a plea to the charge, alleged to have happened between 1st January 2012 and 31st March 2017, when he appeared before Poole Magistrates.

It's alleged Jordan was concerned in cheating the public revenue by dishonestly submitting VAT returns and corporation tax declarations intending to cause a loss to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs through the Jordan Decorative Shop Fitting Ltd, of which he was director.

Ian Jordan appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court
Ian Jordan appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court

The charge detailed a total value of payments and corresponding false invoices made for VAT over the charge period as more than £4.2m, with VAT amounting to just over £682,800 and corporation tax nearly £1.83m – making the total tax allegedly evaded to be more than £2.51m.

The Bench sent the case to Bournemouth Crown Court. Jordan was granted unconditional bail and will next appear on 7th June.

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