A prolific tax evader has been sentenced in the Christchurch District Court for failing to provide tax returns for more than $73,000.
Graeme Alexander Barron has been jailed for a year and four months for not providing 36 GST and six income tax returns.
The Inland Revenue Department says he deliberately tried to cheat the system by not paying his share of tax for 20 years.
Barron was made bankrupt by Inland Revenue in 1996 after being prosecuted for similar offences.
The IRD has begun new bankruptcy proceedings against Barron.