Press Releases

Five arrested in Co Tyrone tobacco raids

May 28, 2015 16:24 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five men have been arrested, and more than four million suspected illicit cigarettes seized, as part of a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Revenue Commissioners.

Salford couple jailed for £3.8m tobacco duty fraud

May 28, 2015 15:04 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A couple from Manchester have been jailed for a £3.8 million excise fraud, involving over 25 tonnes of counterfeit tobacco, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

​HMRC investigates suspected Money Laundering Regulations breaches

May 28, 2015 10:41 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five properties in The Lothians and Fife, the registered addresses for around 1,500 companies, were searched yesterday morning by officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The searches are part of an investigation linked to suspected Money Laundering Regulations breaches and illegal film distribution.

Co Tyrone farmer sentenced for VAT fraud

May 27, 2015 12:54 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A farmer from Co Tyrone, who tried to steal almost £60,000 in a VAT fraud, has been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

May 26, 2015 12:35 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A runaway tax fraudster and money launderer has been ordered to repay over £207,000, concluding a long-running investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ex-HMRC employee sentenced for tax fraud

May 22, 2015 15:41 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An online trader and former HMRC employee who lied on his tax return to steal more than £12,000 from the taxpayer has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

68,000 litres of alcohol seized in overnight operation

May 21, 2015 12:45 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Over 68 thousand litres of alcohol and three lorries have been seized in an overnight operation to crackdown on excise fraud and smuggling in the Port of Dover.

London jeweller sentenced for tobacco smuggling fraud

May 20, 2015 16:17 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A plot to smuggle over a tonne of shisha tobacco into the UK, costing an estimated £106,000 in lost duty and taxes, has ended with a London businessman being sentenced.

Where there’s no muck, there’s no brass

May 20, 2015 15:59 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Co Down man, who registered as a farmer to steal over £200,000 in a VAT refund fraud, even though he didn’t own a farm, has been jailed for 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Local businesses caught out in tax crackdown

May 20, 2015 14:59 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Businesses in Essex who have fallen foul of tax rules are today counting the cost after officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid them a surprise visit last Friday, 15 May 2015.