An alcohol wholesaler from West London who under-declared on his tax returns to the tune of £600,000, has been struck off from acting as a director for seven years.

Alcohol Wholesaler Banned HMRC

Daljit Singh Dale, 49, of Hayes, West London, was the appointed director of Dale Global Limited in March 2011, taking on the role shortly after the business was incorporated.

Dale Global was an alcohol wholesaler that operated out of premises in the Heathrow area.

In March 2019, the business entered into a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation. However, at this time, HMRC was seeking unpaid taxes of £757,000 from the business and this included outstanding penalties worth just over £115,00 and more than £38,000 worth of interest.

Because Dalgit Singh Dale was seeking to liquidate the business and his tax bill was so high, the Insolvency Service launched an investigation and it was found that he had under-declared what was due by some £604,000. Daljit Singh Dale did not dispute that the business had failed to submit accurate tax returns to HMRC. 

The disqualification started on 22 November 2021 and means he is banned from directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.

Lawrence Zussman, deputy director of insolvent investigations, said: “Much of the public service is funded by the correct amount of taxes being paid. When Daljit Dale failed to properly declare the alcohol wholesaler’s tax liabilities, he not only failed to carry out his director duties but also deprived the public purse.

“Daljit Dale failed to take his responsibilities as a director seriously and his seven-year ban means he has been removed from the business environment for a significant amount of time, which should serve as a warning to other rogue directors.”The Gazette reported that Daljit Singh Dale has also been declared bankrupt.