Press Releases

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Luton

Aug 29, 2014 16:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Luton has uncovered more than 33,000 illegal cigarettes, 27 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 524 litres of alcohol.

Most Wanted international tax criminals back in the UK

Aug 27, 2014 00:01 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five of the UK’s top tax fugitives have been brought back to the UK to face justice following a global HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) initiative.

New crackdown to tackle illicit alcohol and tobacco hotspots

Aug 22, 2014 11:31 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed plans to tackle some of the UK’s most notorious hotspots for the sale and supply of illicit tobacco and alcohol.

Tax cheats named

Aug 21, 2014 12:27 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The latest list of tax cheats has been published on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website today.

New criminal offence and penalties for offshore tax evaders

Aug 19, 2014 00:01 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) People with undeclared offshore tax liabilities are being urged to come forward and pay what they owe or face prosecution, under new rules announced by the government today.

Man arrested in Meigh fuel fraud raid

Aug 15, 2014 16:45 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A man has been arrested after a laundering plant capable of producing nearly 13 million litres of illicit fuel a year, and evading over £9 million in duty and taxes, was discovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) during a search of industrial premises in the Meigh area, south Armagh on Thursday.

HMRC to close EBT settlement opportunity

Aug 14, 2014 13:05 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A settlement opportunity for employers who have used Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT) to avoid tax will close in March 2015, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Aug 07, 2014 16:57 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Over 3 million renew tax credits on time

Aug 07, 2014 14:32 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) More than three million people renewed their tax credits on time, with many taking advantage of the new online option, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.

Newport mini-market tax fraudsters sentenced

Aug 01, 2014 12:54 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A father and son who failed to declare the income from their Newport mini-market have been jailed.