Press Releases

Penalties for late real-time PAYE returns to be phased in

Sep 09, 2014 16:14 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Employers with fewer than 50 employees will face automated in-year penalties for late real-time PAYE returns from 6 March next year.

Bury man jailed for VAT fraud

Sep 09, 2014 11:51 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A 46-year-old Bury businessman who faked paperwork to steal almost £112,000 in a VAT repayment fraud was jailed for 30 months yesterday after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Fleeing farmer jailed for £1.4m fraud

Sep 08, 2014 16:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Worcestershire farmer who fled to Zimbabwe to avoid being prosecuted for a £1.4 million VAT fraud has been jailed for three years and four months.

Crackdown on property tax dodgers

Sep 08, 2014 12:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A taskforce tackling people trying to dodge property tax in the south west and south Wales was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Illicit tobacco seized in Derby

Sep 05, 2014 17:11 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Derby uncovered more than 21,000 illegal cigarettes and 19 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.

No immunity from tax for vaccine avoidance scheme

Sep 04, 2014 11:00 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A tax avoidance scheme which abused the reliefs offered for research into life-saving vaccines to claim back £77 million in tax has been rejected again by a tribunal.

Woman arrested in VAT fraud investigation

Sep 02, 2014 16:58 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A woman from Co Tyrone has been arrested in connection with a suspected £100,000 VAT fraud linked to the transport industry.

Jail for online trader

Sep 02, 2014 15:17 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Manchester businessman, who pocketed almost £300,000 by failing to pay VAT or Income Tax from his online trading, has been jailed for two years today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Three arrested on suspicion of tobacco smuggling

Sep 02, 2014 11:46 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested, and illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized, after a raid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected tobacco smuggling plot worth an estimated £2.4 million.

Felt tip fraudsters pay the price for tobacco smuggling

Sep 02, 2014 11:26 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men and a woman have been jailed for attempting to smuggle more than two tonnes of tobacco into the UK hidden inside a lorry load of felt-tip pens.