Curry house boss named and shamed in tax probe

Terry's Balti House on Clifton Street, Blackpool.
Terry's Balti House on Clifton Street, Blackpool.

A Blackpool curry house owner has been named and shamed after it was revealed he owes more than £34,000 in unpaid tax.

Mohammed Atiq Mir who, according to Town Hall records, is the licensee at Terry’s Balti House (also known as The Balti House) on Clifton Street, in the town centre, is one of a number of business owners who have been named as deliberate tax defaulters by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Despite several attempts by The Gazette to contact Mr Mir, he was not available for comment.

Jennie Granger, director general for enforcement and compliance at HMRC, said: “Anyone who is thinking about avoiding their responsibilities should consider the consequences before they refuse to tell HMRC about their full tax liability.

“Cheating on tax is wrong and HMRC is dedicated to clamping down on the small minority of people who try to evade their responsibilities.

“Publishing these names encourages defaulters to make a full and prompt disclosure and cooperate with HMRC to avoid being named – all the named defaulters have exhausted the appeals process.”

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