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Two arrested in tobacco fraud operations

Dec 17, 2014 14:35 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two people were arrested in connection with the seizure of over 70,000 cigarettes and three kilos of hand-rolling tobacco by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) yesterday.

Tax cheating handyman sentenced

Dec 16, 2014 13:10 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Norfolk man who worked as a handyman for over 20 years without paying a penny in tax has been sentenced to three years in jail for cheating the tax system out of an estimated £169,776.

Accelerated Payment notices bring in millions from tax avoidance schemes

Dec 13, 2014 10:00 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured almost all of the disputed tax due from the first group of tax avoidance scheme users to receive Accelerated Payment notices.

Customs targets fuel fraud in Co Down

Dec 12, 2014 09:27 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Co Down filling station suspected of selling illicit fuel has had its forecourt pumps removed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Eight arrested after nationwide fuel fraud raids

Dec 11, 2014 12:04 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two diesel laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 120,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel a day, evading almost £12.5 million in taxes a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Self Assessment newcomers urged to register now for online services

Dec 11, 2014 10:40 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging first-time Self Assessment (SA) filers who haven’t sent in their returns to register for its online services now.

Diplomats jailed for £4.8m tobacco fraud

Dec 10, 2014 15:58 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Seven people, including four diplomats at the Gambian Embassy, have been jailed for a total of 33 years for illegally selling tobacco on the illicit market.

Solicitors targeted in new tax clampdown

Dec 08, 2014 10:11 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Solicitors are being given the chance by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties, as part of a new tax campaign.

HMRC levels the playing field for gambling taxes

Dec 01, 2014 10:01 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) From today, businesses that offer gambling to UK customers from overseas will have to pay Remote Gaming Duty (RGD), General Betting Duty (GBD) and Pool Betting Duty (PBD), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.

Know your overseas shopping limits this Christmas

Nov 27, 2014 13:21 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Christmas shoppers looking for bargains overseas have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) not to get hit by unexpected charges.