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Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Bolton

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Bolton

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2015 08:41 BST

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Bolton uncovered more than 53,000 illegal cigarettes and over 223 litres of spirits.

Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash

Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2015 16:29 BST

A furniture importer from Brighton who allowed hollow statues of the religious icon Buddha to be used to smuggle more than 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:05 BST

The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.

Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling

Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling

Press Releases   •   Jun 17, 2015 14:20 BST

A Lancashire father and son, who attempted to steal £229,000 in tax by smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, were jailed yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.

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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.

Beautician sentenced for tax fraud

Beautician sentenced for tax fraud

News   •   Dec 09, 2014 15:31 GMT

A Nottinghamshire beautician who cheated the taxpayer out of more than £30,000 by lying about her income and personal circumstances has been sentenced today.

Tyrone farmer jailed for VAT fraud

Tyrone farmer jailed for VAT fraud

News   •   Sep 11, 2014 12:02 BST

A Co Tyrone farmer who tried to steal over £1.3 million in a VAT fraud has been jailed for 16 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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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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