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Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 16:53 GMT

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 11:35 GMT

Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.

HMRC blows cigarette smuggler’s tissue box scam

HMRC blows cigarette smuggler’s tissue box scam

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 12:22 GMT

A smuggler, caught unloading contraband cigarettes and tobacco hidden in the back of a lorry among boxes of tissues, had his scam blown apart by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Cigarette smugglers didn’t box clever!

Cigarette smugglers didn’t box clever!

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 11:45 GMT

Two men, who were caught receiving almost a million illegal cigarettes in East London, have been sentenced for evading more than £290,000 in excise duty.

HMRC confirms location of Stratford Regional Centre

HMRC confirms location of Stratford Regional Centre

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:36 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has formally signed an agreement to lease 14 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London for 25 years. The 240,000 square feet. office space will accommodate around 3,800 HMRC employees from late 2020.

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 18:14 GMT

A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 14:50 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Plastic not fantastic for tobacco smuggler

Plastic not fantastic for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 13:37 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden among boxes filled with plastic waste, has been jailed for 15 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:59 GMT

A millionaire businessman, serving four years in prison after failing to pay £1.3m in tax, has been ordered to payback £1,232,189.23 or serve a further eight years in prison and still owe the money.

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:42 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has defeated a tax avoidance film scheme promoted by Goldcrest Pictures Ltd worth nearly £44 million.

Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 10:11 GMT

Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is reminding customers to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline.

Film-maker who led movie star life is jailed

Film-maker who led movie star life is jailed

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 15:07 GMT

A film-maker who stole public money to spend £85,000 on gambling and thousands more on lavish holidays has been jailed for 32 months.

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 14:11 GMT

A 53-year-old Dungannon businessman, who stole more than £170,000 in a VAT fraud, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 09:45 GMT

A Chinese restaurant owner, who was jailed for VAT fraud, has been sent back to prison for not repaying the money he stole.

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:16 GMT

An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing the VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, has been sentenced.

Billion pound win for UK taxpayers

Billion pound win for UK taxpayers

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 14:45 GMT

The Supreme Court today ruled against users of a failed tax avoidance film partnership scheme which tried to use legitimate investment in the film industry as a hook for tax avoidance.

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 16:31 GMT

Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

‘Parasite’ tax adviser jailed for £150,000 fraud

‘Parasite’ tax adviser jailed for £150,000 fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2017 14:26 GMT

A self-styled tax adviser, who had no accounting qualifications, was branded a ‘parasite’ by a judge sentencing him to four and a half years’ in jail for committing a £150,000 tax fraud while living in Spain.

Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids

Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2017 11:39 GMT

Five men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £17 million money laundering operation.