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Digital tax revolution moves a step closer

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2017 12:30 GMT

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‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:48 GMT

A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

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11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:46 GMT

Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Own goal for conning café couple

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 14:06 GMT

Two North London café-owners, who stole £67,000 in tax and spent it on gifts including Premier League football tickets for their family, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Tougher penalties as taxman steps up the fight against tobacco smuggling

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 11:30 GMT

Hard-core tobacco smugglers and people who repeatedly smuggle, distribute and sell illicit tobacco could be hit by a fourfold increase in fines together with tough new civil penalties, as part of plans to crackdown on the smuggling of illicit tobacco.

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Rochdale cigarette fraudster to repay £115k

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2017 14:42 GMT

A Rochdale man, who tried to blame a ‘man in the pub’ for his illegal cigarette hoard, has been ordered to repay £115,000 or face another 10 months in jail.

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Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 14:44 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Somerset dairy farm, have been jailed for a total of nine and a half years for illegally claiming £1.9 million by making fraudulent VAT returns.

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Not so sweet potato deal lands wholesaler in jail

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 11:42 GMT

A wholesale potato merchant, who falsely inflated his businesses expenses by 2,000% to claim £160,000 he wasn’t entitled to, has been jailed for two and a half years.

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Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 09:03 GMT

Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.

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HMRC responds to PAC report on High Net Worth Individuals

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 09:46 GMT

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