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Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2019 00:01 GMT

Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Seven million cigarettes smuggling duo jailed

Seven million cigarettes smuggling duo jailed

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 16:57 GMT

A Barnsley man and a convicted tobacco fraudster have been jailed after seven million illegal cigarettes were discovered in a storage unit.

From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 11:21 GMT

Most of our customers complete their tax returns honestly and on time but every year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some outlandish excuses and expense claims.

Two arrests in fuel fraud raid

Two arrests in fuel fraud raid

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 17:30 GMT

Two men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering site dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into what is believed to be a multi-million pound fuel fraud.

Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after  jail sentence

Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after jail sentence

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 15:27 GMT

A jobless Londoner who enjoyed a sociable lifestyle of golf and exotic holidays by dodging tax on smuggled tobacco has been jailed.

Four men caught red-handed with 1.2 million illegal cigarettes

Four men caught red-handed with 1.2 million illegal cigarettes

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 12:36 GMT

Four men who were caught red-handed with more than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes in Stoke-on-Trent have been handed prison sentences totalling two-and-a-half years.

Thousands of sellers red-flagged to online marketplaces reveals HMRC

Thousands of sellers red-flagged to online marketplaces reveals HMRC

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 00:01 GMT

Over 4,600 online sellers have been red-flagged to marketplaces for tax evasion during the last two years, reveals HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As a result, many sellers have had their online stores deleted.

Fugitive fraudster behind bars after Prague hideaway smoked out

Fugitive fraudster behind bars after Prague hideaway smoked out

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 14:40 GMT

A fugitive £17 million tax fraudster is finally behind bars after he was tracked down to his Prague hideaway and brought back to the UK to serve his eight-year sentence.

Helping Hand to Set Up New Businesses

Helping Hand to Set Up New Businesses

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 11:17 GMT

More than 200,000 new businesses have used a new one-stop cross-government service allowing new start-ups to register their company and also register for tax at the same time.

Salford sisters steal passport details in £323,000 tax scam

Salford sisters steal passport details in £323,000 tax scam

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 10:45 GMT

Three sisters who stole the passport details of unsuspecting tourists in a £323,000 tax-free shopping scam have been jailed.

Self Assessment deadline: less than one month to go

Self Assessment deadline: less than one month to go

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2019 13:02 GMT

Around 5,542,000 taxpayers have less than a month to complete their Self Assessment tax returns before the 31 January deadline.

HMRC announces Top 10 prosecutions of 2018

HMRC announces Top 10 prosecutions of 2018

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2018 10:00 GMT

Turkey dinner and tax returns

Turkey dinner and tax returns

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 10:50 GMT

Shopkeepers bagged for tax fraud

Shopkeepers bagged for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2018 16:11 GMT

A pair of shopkeepers caught with more than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes, 300 kg of tobacco and nearly 6,000 litres of alcohol have been jailed.

Owner of Chinese restaurants £1m tax  fraud goes to pot

Owner of Chinese restaurants £1m tax fraud goes to pot

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2018 16:03 GMT

An owner of two Chinese restaurants, who stole more than £1 million in tax by claiming his business made pottery and had a tiny turnover, has been jailed for three years.

£3.5m money launderers tried to stuff cash into office drawer

£3.5m money launderers tried to stuff cash into office drawer

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2018 10:36 GMT

Two men caught trying to hide more than £100,000 in a filing cabinet have been jailed for laundering £3.5 million of criminal cash.

Accountants’ £710k sting on workers’ redundancy fund ends in jail

Accountants’ £710k sting on workers’ redundancy fund ends in jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2018 14:59 GMT

Three accountants who tried to steal £710,000 from a government redundancy fund for workers whose employer had gone bust have been jailed for a total of 15 and a half years.

Racing driver jailed for tax fraud

Racing driver jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2018 10:33 GMT

A Hemel Hempstead company director, who funded his hobby racing high-powered sports cars in races across Europe through a £450,000 tax scam, has been jailed.

Haulage boss sentenced as tobacco scam busted at Dover

Haulage boss sentenced as tobacco scam busted at Dover

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 16:04 GMT

A haulage company boss who was caught smuggling 2,000 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, evading £442,360 in duty, has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tax cheating landlord back behind bars

Tax cheating landlord back behind bars

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 16:55 GMT

A Hampshire tax fraudster has been sent back to jail for failing to repay the £190,555 he stole.