Press Releases

Businessman sentenced in £10m money laundering fraud

Jul 28, 2014 12:23 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Nottingham man, whose business was used to launder £10 million of money obtained by criminals, has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Nine arrested on suspicion of £3 million fuel fraud

Jul 24, 2014 11:55 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Seven men and 2 women from across southern England have been arrested for their involvement in a suspected £3 million fuel fraud, during an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Pay up time for offshore loan schemes

Jul 24, 2014 10:32 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today giving around 16,000 tax avoidance scheme users the opportunity to pay the tax they owe or risk facing bigger tax bills and heavy legal costs.

Nearly 1 million tax credits claimants to lose benefit if they don't take action

Jul 24, 2014 10:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) With the tax credits renewal deadline just one week away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding claimants to renew or face losing their payments.

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.