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Lorry driver jailed for smuggling cigarettes in black pudding delivery

Lorry driver jailed for smuggling cigarettes in black pudding delivery

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 16:45 BST

A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK has been jailed for two years and 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Father and son tobacco smugglers jailed

Father and son tobacco smugglers jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 16:10 BST

A father and son have been jailed after they were caught smuggling almost half a tonne of illegal tobacco into the UK hidden under pot plants.

Co Armagh woman sentenced for shed load of illegal cigarettes

Co Armagh woman sentenced for shed load of illegal cigarettes

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 16:48 BST

A Co Armagh woman, who stored almost one million illegal cigarettes in an outbuilding next to her home, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business

Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 14:41 BST

A pilot for a new online VAT service was launched today, with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) inviting more than half a million businesses to try it ahead of new rules coming into force in April 2019.

‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced

‘Nothing to Declare’ couple sentenced

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 15:30 BST

A married couple who walked through the customs green channel at Bristol Airport with 561 times more tobacco and 54 times the amount of cigarettes than allowed, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Clothing wholesaler sentenced for VAT fraud

Clothing wholesaler sentenced for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 14:35 BST

A Rochdale clothing wholesaler has been sentenced for forging documents to steal almost £120,000 in VAT repayments.

Kebab shop tax fraudster ordered to pay back £245,000

Kebab shop tax fraudster ordered to pay back £245,000

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 10:53 BST

A jailed Warrington takeaway owner, who lied about his sales to evade tax, must repay £245,000 or face another two behind bars.

Jet-setting pub couple ordered to pay back £355,000

Jet-setting pub couple ordered to pay back £355,000

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2018 15:20 BST

A Liverpool couple who dodged tax and swindled benefits to fund a luxury lifestyle must repay £355,000 or face more time behind bars.

Tax stealing duo jailed

Tax stealing duo jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 13:29 BST

A pair of company bosses, who spun a web of lies so they could steal more than £360,000 through various tax frauds, have been jailed.

Stamp down delivered on VAT scam

Stamp down delivered on VAT scam

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 10:45 BST

A crooked stamps dealer who was convicted of using the identities of dead babies to create illegal passports has been jailed for VAT fraud.

Businessman sentenced for cooking the books

Businessman sentenced for cooking the books

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 14:11 BST

A Leicestershire businessman, who stole more than £180,000 through a tax scam, has been sentenced.

Smuggling gang floored after £1m cigarettes scam

Smuggling gang floored after £1m cigarettes scam

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 14:08 BST

A gang who attempted to smuggle cigarettes hidden in pallets of floor underlay to evade £1m in duty have been jailed for a total of ten years.

On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars

On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:43 BST

A cigarette smuggler who went on-the-run before being sentenced has been caught and sent straight to jail.

Reality TV star sold illegal tobacco online

Reality TV star sold illegal tobacco online

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 17:19 BST

A former Big Brother contestant has been sentenced for using social media to sell illegal tobacco.

Don’t put it off - one week left to register for 2017-18 Self Assessment Register by 5 October

Don’t put it off - one week left to register for 2017-18 Self Assessment Register by 5 October

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 11:00 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding customers that time is running out to register for Self Assessment.

Serial tobacco cheats paying the price

Serial tobacco cheats paying the price

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Shopkeepers repeatedly caught selling illicit tobacco and undermining honest traders faced tax bills and penalties in excess of £11 million last year as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) moved to deliver a level playing field for local traders.

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 15:33 BST

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back.

VAT fraud haulier delivered to jail

VAT fraud haulier delivered to jail

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 12:15 BST

A businessman has been jailed for his role in a £194,000 VAT fraud, after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a County Tyrone haulage company.

Three arrests in fuel fraud raids

Three arrests in fuel fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 15:28 BST

Three men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering plant dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected multi-million pound fuel fraud.

Recruitment agency director jailed for £470k VAT fraud

Recruitment agency director jailed for £470k VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:56 BST

A Wakefield man, who stole more than £470,000 VAT and spent it on houses and a luxury holiday home, has been jailed for 27 months.