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HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 10:04 BST

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago.

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HMRC arrest three during investigation into suspected £300m corporation tax scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 11:05 BST

Three men have been arrested in connection with an investigation, by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), into a suspected attempt to fraudulently claim £300 million in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits.

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Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 15:24 BST

A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.

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IT consultant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2016 16:19 BST

An IT consultant who lied about his earnings to avoid paying tax of more than £170,000 has been jailed.

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Film fraudsters jailed for 27 years in £100 million tax avoidance scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2016 15:54 BST

Four men have been sentenced for a fraud disguised as a tax avoidance scheme, intended to defraud taxpayers of £100 million.

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London bookkeeper jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2016 11:00 BST

A London bookkeeper who pretended to be a qualified accountant has been jailed after a failed attempt to steal £119,898 through fraudulent VAT repayments.

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Entrepreneur jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2016 15:16 BST

A man from London, who built up a successful business empire in the capital, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed that he had stolen £500,000 in VAT.

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Two jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2016 15:11 BST

A businessman and his ex-girlfriend, who used bogus identities to steal more than £2.3m in a tax fraud, have been jailed for a total of ten years.

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Would-be movie moguls guilty of running £100 million tax avoidance scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2016 16:00 BST

Four men have been found guilty of promoting and operating a fraudulent tax avoidance scheme, to defraud taxpayers out of £100 million. The men falsely claimed to have invested £275 million into film projects then used offshore companies to cover their tracks, but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed it as a scam.

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Prolific Peterborough dealer is stubbed out

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2016 12:25 BST

​A Peterborough man, who evaded more than £168,000 in excise duty by repeatedly peddling illicit cigarettes and tobacco around the East of England, has been jailed.

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