Forgery to dodge tax alleged

A GARMENT manufacturer was accused in the District Court yesterday of producing forged accounts in the hope of escaping paying more than $3.7 million in tax.

From 1985, Yip Kam-sing, 57, had forged documentation for 76 fictitious purchases of material to evade tax, the court was told.

He pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of evading tax.

Prosecutor Michael Blanchflower alleged Yip pretended the cheques he prepared were to be paid to suppliers, but he had paid the money back into either his account or his wife's.

Between 1985 and 1991 profits of York Industries Ltd were allegedly understated by $21,963,626.

The trial before Judge Kilgour resumes tomorrow.