Case details for Abul Hasnath CHOWDHURY

Name: Abul Hasnath CHOWDHURY

Name: Bombay Blues (Westclife) Limited

Date of Birth: 31 / 10 / 1974

Date Order Starts: 5 / 8 / 2021

Disqualification Length: 5 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 09531706

Last Known Address: 12a Ceylon Road,, , , , WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, SS0 7HP, SS0 7HP

Conduct: Abul Hasnath Chowdhury (“Mr Chowdhury”) failed to ensure that Bombay Blues (Westclife) Limited (“Bombay Blues”) complied with its statutory obligations to register for, and file returns in respect of Value Added Tax (“VAT”), from 1 March 2016 to his date of resignation on 10 October 2019, in that: • Bombay Blues failed to register for VAT at the relevant time (the company exceeded the 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 VAT registration threshold of £82,000 on 1 March 2016) • The company was required to notify HMRC of its liability to register for VAT by the end of February 2016, with an effective VAT registration date of 1 March 2016 • On 21 August 2020, HMRC requested that the company apply for a retrospective VAT registration in order to rectify the failure to notify, which it did not do • On 29 September 2020, HMRC registered Bombay Blues for VAT on a compulsory basis and backdated this to 1 March 2016 • At the time of the Liquidation, the company had no assets and total liabilities of £101,588. Up to date figures from HMRC show that it is owed a total of £96,788, comprised of £96,561 for VAT (including a penalty (classed as Failure to Notify with a prompted disclosure)), and £227 for PAYE (which is not being criticised) • No returns have subsequently been submitted by Bombay Blues and no payment has been made to HMRC in respect of the outstanding amount. 

This information is correct as at 16 / 7 / 2021



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