Press Releases

Tobacco smugglers fall foul of HMRC in smuggling attempt

Oct 06, 2015 14:55 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men who smuggled 2.7 million cigarettes and over 774kg of tobacco into the UK, most of them hidden in a cover load of frozen chickens, have been sentenced.

Kick in the teeth for absconding VAT fraudster

Oct 06, 2015 11:58 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ​A Northampton businessman, who admitted falsifying records for a bogus dental supplies business to steal more than £40,000 in VAT, but then absconded before he was sentenced, has been jailed for 26 months.

Payback time for closet VAT fraudster

Oct 05, 2015 15:04 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A London pensioner who hid in a wardrobe to avoid discovery during an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been ordered to repay criminal profits of almost £275,000, within three months, or remain in prison for a further two and a half years.

Up to £200m due after HMRC defeats avoidance scheme in Tribunal

Oct 05, 2015 13:18 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A complex tax avoidance scheme used mainly by property developers and IT contractors has been defeated at Tribunal by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Liverpool accountant sentenced for tax fraud

Oct 02, 2015 17:06 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An accountant from Maghull, who was found guilty of tax fraud totalling over £64,000, has been sentenced after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

World-renowned professor of heart disease sentenced for tax fraud

Oct 02, 2015 15:44 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An award-winning NHS heart specialist, who lied about his income to avoid paying Income Tax and National Insurance, has been ordered to pay a fine of £200,000 within 28 days or face two and a half years in prison.

See if you have what it takes to be part of the HMRC Graduate Recruitment Scheme

Oct 01, 2015 11:00 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) With 200 places available, HMRC is looking for the UK’s top graduates to join its graduate training scheme.

Swindling chartered surveyor and ‘racehorse owner’ jailed

Sep 30, 2015 15:30 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A chartered surveyor, who attempted to steal almost £213,000 in Income Tax and VAT by failing to declare his earnings and submitting false repayment claims for the upkeep of a racehorse called ‘Thunder Cat’, and four others, has been jailed for 18 months.

HMRC recovers £20 million from Tax Cheats in South Wales and South West England

Sep 28, 2015 15:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today announced that two taskforces taking on tax cheats in South Wales and South West England have collected over £20 million in just three years.

Cabbies suspected of rank tax affairs pulled up in NI

Sep 25, 2015 12:40 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A taskforce set up by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to check that taxi operators and drivers have paid the tax they owe, has targeted 8 business premises across Northern Ireland this morning as part of an investigation into suspected tax evasion.