Eight million cigarettes seized in cross border operation

Press releases   •   May 30, 2020 21:24 BST

Three men have been arrested and eight million suspected illicit cigarettes seized during a Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) operation in Co Armagh.

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to launch in May

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 00:01 BST

A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the Government has announced today.

HMRC invites self-employed to get ready to make their claims

Press releases   •   May 04, 2020 13:23 BST

This week, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will start contacting around three and a half million customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to explain the application process and help them get ready to make a claim.

Don’t miss out, claim Child Benefit by phone or post, HMRC tells new parents

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2020 10:00 BST

Parents of new-borns will still be able to claim Child Benefit despite the outbreak of coronavirus, HMRC announces today.

HMRC prioritise applications to use denatured alcohol in hand sanitising products

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2020 10:00 GMT

Manufacturers of hand sanitisers and gels will have their applications for denatured alcohol fast-tracked during the coronavirus outbreak, HMRC have set out today (18 March).

HMRC will stop automatically sending paper Self Assessment returns

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2020 10:44 GMT

Self Assessment customers will no longer receive automatic paper returns, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today announced, as part of efforts to encourage customers to take advantage of the online service and cut unnecessary use of paper.

Jail for trio behind £9.5 million tobacco fraud

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2020 14:28 GMT

Three London men have been jailed after 23 million illegal cigarettes were discovered at four rented industrial units across the south of England.

Property owners urged to get ready for deadline changes to Capital Gains Tax payments

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2020 10:04 GMT

Property owners selling a residential property in the UK are today being reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about important deadline changes when paying Capital Gains Tax.

No escape for tobacco smuggling trio

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 13:32 GMT

​Three Lithuanian men involved in a sophisticated plot to smuggle millions of illegal cigarettes into the UK have been jailed.

Savers can earn 50p for every £1 they save with Help to Save scheme

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2020 10:01 GMT

Around 163,000 people have signed up to the government’s Help to Save saving scheme – depositing more than £4 million, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveals today.

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