Moss, who has been jailed for 18 months, claimed he owed money to a number of people and that he settled his debts according to “whoever shouts the loudest”.
“There is no doubt Moss was aware of his responsibilities as he had received previous warnings. He was abusing the tax system and depriving public services of vital funding to give himself an unfair advantage over his honest competitors,” said Paul Maybury, assistant director of HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service.
Moss has been registered as a sole trader since 1985, earning more than £600,000 between 2008 and 2016. He failed to submit 26 VAT returns.
At Leeds Crown Court he was found guilty of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of Income Tax and being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of VAT.