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HMRC warns of tax scams targeting university students

HMRC warns of tax scams targeting university students

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Stockton-on-Tees bookkeeper jailed for tax fraud

Stockton-on-Tees bookkeeper jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2018 13:57 GMT

A Stockton-on-Tees bookkeeper, who lied about how much money he made to steal more than £240,000 tax, has been jailed.

Restaurant bosses cooked the books and pocketed tips in £800k fraud

Restaurant bosses cooked the books and pocketed tips in £800k fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2018 12:40 GMT

Four fraudsters who ran a chain of upmarket Indian restaurants have been handed jail sentences totalling 10 years for an £800,000 fraud that saw them pocket staff tips and hide sales to evade tax.

HMRC secures presence in Nottingham through lease at Unity Square

HMRC secures presence in Nottingham through lease at Unity Square

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 13:38 GMT

Nottingham’s Unity Square development is set to become the new location for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Grocer with plenty to chew on as he’s jailed for £120,000 VAT fraud

Grocer with plenty to chew on as he’s jailed for £120,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 11:13 GMT

A London man who set up fake companies to steal nearly £120,000 VAT has been jailed.

Jail for family of Facebook cigarette sellers

Jail for family of Facebook cigarette sellers

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 14:47 GMT

Three members of the same Black Country household have been sentenced for selling illegal cigarettes through Facebook.

Five ways HMRC can help boost your finances

Five ways HMRC can help boost your finances

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 00:01 GMT

From helping people buy their first home to government-funded top-ups for savers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is supporting Talk Money Week and reminding taxpayers how the department can help boost their finances.

Tobacco and cigarettes seized in Newry

Tobacco and cigarettes seized in Newry

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2018 16:05 GMT

An estimated ten tonnes of loose tobacco, and 411,000 cigarettes, have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Newry area.

Fugitive tax fraudster jailed on his birthday

Fugitive tax fraudster jailed on his birthday

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 15:57 GMT

One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives, who escaped to Ireland 12 years ago, is finally behind bars for committing a £5 million tax fraud.

Tax fraud brothers jailed for  £3.6m alcohol scam

Tax fraud brothers jailed for £3.6m alcohol scam

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 11:50 GMT

Two London-based brothers, who evaded £3.6 million in tax by distributing alcohol smuggled into the UK, have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 26 years

Tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 26 years

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2018 17:02 BST

​An eight-strong tobacco smuggling gang, which brought more than two million illegal cigarettes into the North East hidden among fridge freezers, have been jailed for more than 26 years.

Somerset man jailed for tax fraud

Somerset man jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 17:47 BST

A Clevedon man who stole almost £650,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

100 days left to file 2017/18 tax return

100 days left to file 2017/18 tax return

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 09:13 BST

Avoid the last-minute rush to complete your 2017/18 Self Assessment tax return by doing it early, urges HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.