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Taking a tax avoidance Liberty

Taking a tax avoidance Liberty

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs has defeated a tax avoidance scheme used by the wealthy to reduce their tax bills, which the department expects to protect £325 million in unpaid tax.

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 12:28 BST

A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Former escort agency owner jailed for tax and benefit fraud

Former escort agency owner jailed for tax and benefit fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2017 11:47 BST

Janine Adeleke, a mother-of-five, who lied about earning hundreds of thousands of pounds from her ‘London’ escort agency so that she could evade paying tax and claim state benefits, has been jailed for three years. It can now be reported that this was a retrial.

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won a landmark case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter that could lead to the recovery of £110 million.

Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud

Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2017 19:12 BST

The boss of a Manchester parking company has been jailed for stealing more than £466,000 of his employees’ tax payments after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation uncovered his fraud.

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:13 BST

A lorry driver who smuggled more than a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden within a legitimate load of school books, has been jailed for 21 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 HMRC prevents one million visits to scam websites

HMRC prevents one million visits to scam websites

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has averted over a million visits to deceptive websites, including those which promote misleading and costly helpline numbers, it announced today.

Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 17:04 BST

Five men have been arrested in Liverpool during raids linked to a suspected £100,000 tax fraud involving smuggled cigarettes, an illegal vodka factory and tax credits fraud.

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 15:41 BST

Seven men and three women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £35 million pound tax fraud and money laundering.

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 13:17 BST

The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years.

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 14:45 BST

A lorry driver, who fled the UK after he was caught smuggling 1.8 million cigarettes into Dover, is now behind bars for two years after an investigation and extradition led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Gang member jailed after tobacco fraud smashed

Gang member jailed after tobacco fraud smashed

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 14:34 BST

A gang member, who rented properties just to use them as delivery addresses for more than 14 tonnes of smuggled tobacco worth £3.1 million in evaded VAT and duty, has been jailed.

Island fantasy ends for serial fraudster

Island fantasy ends for serial fraudster

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 14:17 BST

A convicted fraudster and wannabe TV presenter, who claimed to be a reformed criminal but instead did a runner when caught using fake identities to commit a £400,000 VAT fraud, has been sentenced.

Stop facilitating tax evasion or face criminal prosecution, HMRC tells corporations
Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 14:31 BST

A businessmen from Dudley, who committed a £1.3m VAT fraud to keep his business afloat, has been jailed today for 4 years and 3 months after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Money launderer stripped of £1.3m worldwide property portfolio

Money launderer stripped of £1.3m worldwide property portfolio

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 11:30 BST

The ringleader of a gang, who laundered more than £107m of underworld cash through their London bureaux de change, has been stripped of property in the UK, France, Sri Lanka and India to repay his criminal income.

Ringleaders of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars

Ringleaders of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2017 12:30 BST

The Durham ringleaders of a tobacco smuggling gang, who hid illicit cigarettes in lighting units and laptop adapters in an attempt to smuggle them into the UK through the post, have been jailed for a total of 76 months.

South Yorkshire booze smugglers jailed for £3.8m tax fraud

South Yorkshire booze smugglers jailed for £3.8m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 22, 2017 17:23 BST

A South Yorkshire crime gang, who evaded £3.8 million in duty and VAT by smuggling beer into the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.

Warrington kebab man takes away jail term

Warrington kebab man takes away jail term

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 17:01 BST

​A Warrington fast food takeaway boss, who lied about his shop’s takings as part of a £179,000 tax fraud, has been jailed.

Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 00:15 BST

A new service to directly help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow, has been launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).