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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.
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.
Four men have been sentenced for a fraud disguised as a tax avoidance scheme, intended to defraud taxpayers of £100 million.
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.
HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.