Press Releases

HMRC’s High Net Worth Unit brings in £1 billion

Jul 17, 2014 09:48 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs’ High Net Worth Unit – a specialist division which deals with the tax affairs of the UK’s wealthiest individuals – has brought in £1 billion in compliance yield.

Woman arrested in fuel fraud raid

Jul 16, 2014 16:38 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A woman has been arrested after a laundering plant capable of producing nearly 3.6 million litres of illicit fuel a year and evading over £2 million in lost duty and taxes was discovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) during a search of domestic premises in Co Armagh yesterday.

Five jailed in £4.3 million diesel and VAT fraud

Jul 16, 2014 11:17 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A gang which included a town councillor and a pensioner was jailed for a total of 19 years for evading an estimated £4.3 million in duty and tax through a sophisticated fuel and VAT fraud, following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Derbyshire man jailed for tax fraud

Jul 15, 2014 14:44 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Derbyshire man jailed for tax fraud A 30-year-old Alfreton man who worked with an accomplice to try to swindle over £205,000 in tax repayments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been jailed today.

Avoidance schemes members to make upfront payments

Jul 15, 2014 11:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A list of tax avoidance schemes whose users may be required to make an upfront payment of tax has been published today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Top 10 tax credits renewal ‘excuses’ revealed

Jul 15, 2014 00:01 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) With the tax credits renewal deadline of 31 July just over two weeks away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the top 10 excuses for not renewing tax credits claims.

Family smuggling business goes up in smoke

Jul 10, 2014 16:20 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A gang of men, many from the same family, who set up an illegal tobacco factory in a Doncaster house, were jailed yesterday after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Illicit tobacco seized in Peterborough

Jul 07, 2014 14:49 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Peterborough recovered more than 145,000 illegal cigarettes and 24 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.

Tax credits online renewal form launched

Jul 02, 2014 13:27 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) With the tax credits renewal deadline of July 31 less than one month away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online service for the vast majority claimants to use.

‘Most Wanted’ crime cash launderer pays the price

Jun 27, 2014 11:48 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An £11.6 million criminal money launderer who fled to Northern Cyprus has been jailed for a total of 11 and a half years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).