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Bogus paperwork spells jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Bogus paperwork spells jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2015 13:21 BST

A Chinese restaurant owner who fraudulently claimed more than £100,000 in VAT repayments has been jailed – after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) noticed his forged invoices contained spelling mistakes.

HMRC launches ambitious API strategy

HMRC launches ambitious API strategy

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2015 12:58 BST

HM Revenue and Customs published its Third-Party Tax Software and Application Programme Interface (API) strategy today.

Telford confirmed as HMRC’s latest national digital centre

Telford confirmed as HMRC’s latest national digital centre

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2015 12:46 BST

In a boost for Telford, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, opened HMRC’s new national digital delivery centre today.

Sweet smell of failure for Manchester smuggler

Sweet smell of failure for Manchester smuggler

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2015 17:26 BST

A company director, who was jailed for smuggling over three tonnes of tobacco disguised as scented pot pourri through Manchester airport, has been ordered to repay £34,500 in stolen tax.

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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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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.

Paying HMRC quarterly – tips for a smooth experience

Paying HMRC quarterly – tips for a smooth experience

Blog posts   •   Jul 08, 2013 15:12 BST

Businesses who pay HMRC quarterly are approaching their first payment deadline since the reporting of PAYE in real time was introduced. HM Revenue and Customs’ Jane Brothwood runs through some important steps to consider.

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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 Briefing - Tackling the hidden economy

HMRC Briefing - Tackling the hidden economy

Documents   •   Apr 18, 2013 10:45 BST

While the majority of UK taxpayers pay the tax they owe, a small minority are intent on ignoring their legal responsibility to register all their business activity and pay the tax due on it. This briefing explains how we tackle those who don’t register all their business activity and work within what we call the ‘hidden economy’.

HMRC Briefing - Modernising PAYE Real Time Information

From April this year, the way that employers report PAYE (Pay As You Earn) tax, national insurance and other payroll deductions to HMRC is changing. This briefing provides background information about the changes and explains what we are doing to help employers get ready for the new way of reporting PAYE.

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.

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