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Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 12:20 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Chelsea tailors have been sentenced after pocketing around £700,000 that should have been paid in tax.

Adventure ends for day-trip tobacco smugglers

Adventure ends for day-trip tobacco smugglers

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2017 16:27 GMT

Three men from Essex, who masqueraded as day-trippers on coaches to the continent to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes back into the UK, have been sentenced.

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:48 GMT

A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Own goal for conning café couple

Own goal for conning café couple

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 14:06 GMT

Two North London café-owners, who stole £67,000 in tax and spent it on gifts including Premier League football tickets for their family, have been sentenced after an investigation 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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New government clampdown on tax dodgers

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, have today announced new actio...

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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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