A north east doctor has admitted evading tax over a four-year period after failing to declare earnings worth £200,000.
Angus Sim, 42, worked for both NHS Grampian and GMED – the board’s out-of-hours service – but did not declare his income from his late-night work to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Sim, who appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court for sentencing, plead guilty to knowingly evading £38,814.40 in tax payments between April 6, 2009, and August 13, 2013.
His plea of not guilty to avoiding National Insurance contributions of more than £12,000, however, was accepted.
Sim, whose address was given as The Old Laundry, Strichen, in court papers, was handed a 250-hour community payback order on Thursday and given a fine equal to the amount of unpaid tax.
He must complete the community work within 12 months, as well as repay the money within four months, or will return to court.
The doctor declined to comment at his home last night.
A spokeswoman for the General Medical Council said that Sim was still able to practice medicine.
“The doctor is fully registered with a license to practice. That is what is on the register,” she said.
A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian said the board noted the court decision but would not comment further on Mr Sim’s position.