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Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 15:54 BST

A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:33 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:52 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

News   •   Aug 18, 2015 14:15 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discount travel programme to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been handed a confiscation order for £348,705.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

News   •   Jun 30, 2015 16:39 BST

A taskforce tackling wealthy tax cheats who are living beyond their means in Northern Ireland was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

News   •   Mar 11, 2015 16:41 GMT

A diesel laundering plant and illegal filling station, capable of evading £14.5 million in duty a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Darwen area of Lancashire.

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EU VAT changes: Twitter Q & A

EU VAT changes: Twitter Q & A

Blog posts   •   Nov 28, 2014 18:09 GMT

VAT place of supply of services rules changes from 1 January 2015. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) held a Twitter Q & A on 27 November 2014. Here we list some of the main questions to come out of that.

Tax deadline nears for health professionals

Tax deadline nears for health professionals

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2014 10:00 GMT

Health professionals such as physiotherapists and psychologists are running out of time to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best terms possible under a campaign being run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC launches Self Assessment Q&A video

HMRC launches Self Assessment Q&A video

Blog posts   •   Jan 10, 2014 15:09 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has produced a short YouTube video on the 31 January Self Assessment tax return deadline.

Have your say on tax free shopping for overseas visitors

Have your say on tax free shopping for overseas visitors

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2013 09:45 BST

Time is running out to have your say on plans to improve the Tax Free Shopping system offered to visitors to the UK.

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All mod CONS: Man who set up ‘home’ on industrial estate jailed for £950k duty evasion
Patent Box interview with Exchequer Secretary

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HMRC vs McLaren Racing - Upper Tribunal ruling
HMRC Issue Briefing - How are we doing? HMRC’s April to June 2013 performance

HMRC assesses its performance against a range of compliance, operational and customer service measures. This briefing looks at our performance against our targets for April to June 2013

How are we doing? HMRC’s performance – quarterly update

HMRC assesses its performance against a range of compliance, operational and customer service measures. This issue briefing looks at our performance against our forecasts and targets.

HMRC Briefing - Enforcing the National Minimum Wage

The majority of employers in the UK pay their workers at least the National Minimum Wage, but a small proportion fail to do so – which is illegal. This briefing explains our approach to ensuring that the national minimum wage is paid, and how we return arrears to workers.

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HMRC Press Office Out Of Hours Contact

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  • Senior Press Officer
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Senior Press Officer East Midlands, East of England, North/North East England & North West England Contact: 07469 022985

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