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Tax Credits: It’s time to update your award

Tax Credits: It’s time to update your award

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2020 00:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding tax credits customers that they need to tell HMRC about any changes in their circumstances or income by 31 July.

Eight million cigarettes seized in cross border operation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Five promoters arrested on suspicion of loan charge fraud
Gang ringleaders jailed for running UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory

Gang ringleaders jailed for running UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2020 16:21 GMT

The masterminds behind a £10 million fraud have been jailed after they were caught running the UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory, which could produce 140 packs of cigarettes a minute.

Spoil your loved one, with HMRC’s Valentine’s Day cash boost

Spoil your loved one, with HMRC’s Valentine’s Day cash boost

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 00:01 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is proposing to married couples and those in civil partnerships to sign up to a £250 tax break this Valentine’s Day.

£14.7m tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 28 years

£14.7m tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 28 years

News   •   Feb 13, 2020 16:26 GMT

A tobacco smuggling gang who evaded more than £14.7m in duty have been jailed for a total of more than 28 years.

New Bristol Regional Centre formally opens for business

New Bristol Regional Centre formally opens for business

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2020 15:04 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) regional centre in Bristol is officially open. Chief Executive Jim Harra declared the building open at an event held on location and through the unveiling of a plaque yesterday afternoon. (Tuesday 11 February).

HMRC makes change as part of review into reform of the off-payroll working rules

HMRC makes change as part of review into reform of the off-payroll working rules

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2020 09:52 GMT

Changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020, HMRC has announced today ahead of the publication of the Government’s review.

Record breaking 10.4 million customers filed online

Record breaking 10.4 million customers filed online

Press releases   •   Feb 03, 2020 10:32 GMT

A record breaking 11.1 million taxpayers made their contribution to the UK’s public services by hitting the 31 January deadline.

Print firm fraudsters slashed staff pay whilst stealing millions from taxpayers

Print firm fraudsters slashed staff pay whilst stealing millions from taxpayers

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 17:23 GMT

Five company directors from Essex have been sentenced for their part in a £3.1m fraud, that saw each of them pocket hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayer cash.

Do your tax return before it drives you quackers, you’ve got one week to go!

Do your tax return before it drives you quackers, you’ve got one week to go!

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2020 10:07 GMT

More than three million customers are yet to send in their 2018/19 tax returns and have just one week left to the deadline HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warns today.