Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 18:11 BST

An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree.


‘Brain disorder research’ scheme guilty of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 12:57 BST

HM Revenue and Customs has won a legal battle against a tax avoidance scheme, which claimed £122 million was spent on research into brain disorders, when only £7 million of it reached a genuine research company.


Air filter cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 12:22 BST

A lorry driver, who smuggled more than nine million cigarettes into the UK hidden inside air filter units, evading £2.5 million in duty, has been jailed for three years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.


Payment policy nets more than £4bn from tax avoiders

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 09:51 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected more than £4 billion through the ‘pay now, dispute later’ rules for people who have used a tax avoidance scheme.

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Tax fraudsters sentenced for £46m wine scam

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2017 16:43 BST

A pair of London fraudsters, who evaded £46.5 million in tax by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17.5 years.


Tax fugitive Geoffrey Johnson caught and jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 17:42 BST

One of Britain’s most wanted tax fugitives, the man at the centre of a vast, multi-million pound tax fraud, who fled the UK in July 2014 to avoid prison, has been deported from Dubai after being caught travelling with a fake British passport.


Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 16:47 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today published its 2016-17 annual report.


Arrests in suspected £2.9m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2017 08:30 BST

Two people from Cheadle Hulme have been arrested during morning raids as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected tax fraud estimated to be in excess of £2.9 million.


Online auction seller sentenced for £320k VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 13:51 BST

A Cottingham man who hid online auction sales worth more than £2.6 million from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been sentenced.


Fisheries director netted in tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 12:29 BST

A 49-year-old Anstruther businessman, who faked paperwork to steal almost £490,000 in tax refunds he was not entitled to, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators uncovered his VAT fraud.

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