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London woman ordered to repay criminal profits

Apr 20, 2015 16:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A London businesswoman has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £207,000 within three months or face a further two years and nine months in jail.

High Commission worker jailed for £4.8 million tobacco fraud

Apr 16, 2015 09:41 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Ugandan High Commission worker has been jailed to six years for obtaining 28 tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco and failing to account for over £4.8 million in evaded duty after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Gang leader ordered to pay back £700,000 or face four years in prison

Apr 15, 2015 15:26 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The leader of a criminal gang jailed for fraud and money laundering has been ordered to pay back more than £700,000 or serve a further four years behind bars.

Blackpool VAT fraudsters jailed

Apr 10, 2015 15:17 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A man and his wife from Blackpool, who hijacked their friends' identities in order to fraudulently claim £1 million in VAT, have been jailed after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Southampton mum jailed for benefit fraud

Apr 09, 2015 19:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A woman from Southampton who stole £109,000 in benefits and Tax Credits by fraudulently claiming she was single has been jailed for nine months.

Four jailed for counterfeit tobacco fraud

Apr 03, 2015 08:00 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men behind a Grimsby tobacco counterfeiting fraud, worth around £95,500 in evaded duty, have been jailed for a total of six years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud

Apr 01, 2015 16:43 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Margate woman who attempted to pass off vet’s bills, food shopping and family treats, including a car for her daughter, as business expenses has been sentenced for committing an £18,000 tax fraud.

​Edinburgh man sentenced for VAT fraud

Mar 27, 2015 12:46 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A company director, who admitted falsifying business records to steal almost £220,000 in VAT refunds, has been electronically tagged for eight months and ordered to pay £100,000 in compensation after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Preston suspected illegal tobacco factory found

Mar 27, 2015 12:07 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) More than 412 kilos of raw tobacco has been seized and a suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled near Preston by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC scores hat trick of avoidance wins

Mar 27, 2015 11:03 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured three tribunal wins against tax avoidance schemes, protecting over £260 million in tax.