Press Releases

Clean sweep as counterfeit tobacco gang jailed

Oct 30, 2014 16:40 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A gang of four from Southampton, who mixed floor sweepings into their counterfeit tobacco, have been jailed for a total of 11 years and three months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Three arrested in tax fraud investigation

Oct 29, 2014 11:34 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three people from Lincolnshire have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £200,000 Income Tax, VAT and Tax Credit fraud.

Man arrested in VAT fraud investigation

Oct 28, 2014 10:39 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Co Armagh man has been arrested in connection with a suspected multi million pound VAT fraud, linked to the transport industry, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Oct 27, 2014 13:51 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men who tried to hide their criminal cash by stashing it inside their wardrobes have been jailed along with one other member of their cigarette smuggling gang, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A fourth gang member will be sentenced next month.

Three arrested after 7.2m cigarettes seized in Birmingham

Oct 27, 2014 11:06 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized 7.2 million cigarettes in Birmingham on Thursday (23 October).

Payback time for construction boss

Oct 23, 2014 11:21 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Limavady businessman, who was jailed for stealing more than £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £113,472 or serve a further three years in prison.

Two arrested in diesel raids

Oct 23, 2014 10:47 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A diesel laundering plant capable of producing 19 million litres of illicit fuel a year, evading around £12 million in tax, has been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tax avoidance demands top £250m

Oct 21, 2014 12:32 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs has sent notices to tax avoidance scheme users to pay over £250 million of disputed tax under the Accelerated Payments regime introduced in this year’s Finance Act.

Bankrupt barrister behind bars for tax fraud

Oct 20, 2014 13:52 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An Oxfordshire barrister, who failed to declare his earnings or pay Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT following his bankruptcy in 2008, has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to a £274,000 tax fraud.

Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported

Oct 20, 2014 10:51 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the last six months.