Digital tax revolution moves a step closer

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2017 12:30 GMT


‘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.


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).


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


HMRC responds to PAC report on High Net Worth Individuals

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 09:46 GMT

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