HMRC nails last of 17 construction tax cheats

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 15:04 BST

A Loughborough electrician, who failed to declare his earnings to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for seven years, has been sentenced as the final defendant in a near £643,000 tax fraud investigation


'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:27 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling more than £205,000 in cash out of the UK in a plastic bin bag has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.


Faster, easier tax repayments are at the heart of the Personal Tax Account

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 10:59 BST

Taxpayers can now opt to get their money back direct from HM Revenue and Customs – via their digital Personal Tax Account – without the need for a cheque or trip to the bank, HMRC confirmed today.


Digital revolution for the tax system to cut red tape for British business

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2016 09:34 BST

Paying tax will become less burdensome for British businesses under plans for a twenty-first century tax system detailed by HMRC today.


Mechanic pays the penalty for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2016 12:44 BST

A West Yorkshire mechanic who stole more than £300,000 in VAT payments has been jailed after attempting to justify the fraud by telling HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that he was ‘no accountant’.


Rupert’s tax case ex-spelled

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2016 17:02 BST

HMRC has successfully defeated a case brought by actor Rupert Grint.


Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 17:37 BST

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.


HMRC wins blockbuster tax avoidance cases

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2016 10:07 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won two major tax avoidance battles against the Ingenious Film Partnership and Icebreaker avoidance schemes in cases worth more than £820 million in tax owed and interest.


Record numbers renew their tax credits online

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 12:00 BST

Around one million people have renewed their tax credits online this year, compared to 750,000 in 2015.


Spark goes out on electrical fraudster's VAT scam

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:20 BST

The director of a Scunthorpe electrical contracting company, who faked invoices to help steal more than £147,000 in tax, has been jailed.

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