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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.

Beating the tax cheats – HMRC’s criminal case highlights of 2016

Beating the tax cheats – HMRC’s criminal case highlights of 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2017 00:01 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year.

 Would-be movie moguls guilty of running £100 million tax avoidance scam

Would-be movie moguls guilty of running £100 million tax avoidance scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2016 16:00 BST

Four men have been found guilty of promoting and operating a fraudulent tax avoidance scheme, to defraud taxpayers out of £100 million. The men falsely claimed to have invested £275 million into film projects then used offshore companies to cover their tracks, but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed it as a scam.

HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion

HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 10:04 BST

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago.

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HMRC Briefing - Further clampdown on tax avoidance and evasion

This briefing explains how the new funding will secure around £2 billion in additional revenue, taking HMRC’s total compliance revenues to around £22 billion by 2014-15.