TWO former Dorset business people have been charged penalties of tens of thousands of pounds after failing to pay the correct amount of tax.

They feature in the current list of deliberate tax defaulters published by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Konghong Lin, formerly known as Bing Lin, is formerly of the 888 Triple Eight takeaway in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth.

He has been ordered to pay a penalty of £46,885.12 based on an outstanding tax bill of £89,305.

The period of default stated on the government list is between October 1 2015 and June 10 2019.

Builder Victor Brett Edwards has received a penalty of £16,456. The total amount of tax on which the penalties are based was £31,346.

His current address is given as Bratton Seymour in Wincanton in Somerset but he is formerly of Hillcrest Close in Sturminster Newton.

The list states the period of default as December 1 2015 to August 31 2019.

The Daily Echo has been unable to contact the two individuals.

A deliberate tax defaulter is described as someone who has been judged to have deliberately failed to comply with their tax obligations or who have made deliberate errors in their tax returns.

HMRC has stressed that each entry on the list is specific to the default dates referred to. The address is the one associated with the person at the time of the default.

It warns that the published person may have changed their behaviour and may no longer be at the published address.

The business currently at the published address may have no connection with the published business and the business currently at the published address may have the same name as the published business but could be under completely new management.

The latest HMRC deliberate defaulters list shows that £5.7m in penalties are outstanding for tax evasion and related non-payment for the latest quarter.