Subjects: Building industry, industry issues
Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses
Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back.
Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud
A former builder, who falsely claimed £750,000 of VAT repayments to pay for gambling and living expenses, has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million
Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.
Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster
A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.
Tax fiddler on the roof jailed
A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Hampshire property tax fraudster jailed
A Hampshire property landlord, who failed to declare Capital Gains Tax from the sale of properties evading £157,725, has been jailed for two years and three months.
Tradesmen sentenced in £300k tax fraud
Nine construction industry tradesmen, from Widnes and Liverpool, have been sentenced for trying to steal £300,000 in an organised tax fraud. The men, who had mainly worked as subcontractors including painters, decorators, builders, and roofers, submitted false claims for tax repayments.
Edinburgh construction firm director jailed for £275,000 VAT fraud
The director of an Edinburgh construction company, who lied about her business expenses in a VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years after an investigation into her company’s finances by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Edinburgh man sentenced for VAT fraud
A company director, who admitted falsifying business records to steal almost £220,000 in VAT refunds, has been electronically tagged for eight months and ordered to pay £100,000 in compensation after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Morley double-glazing salesman sentenced
A double-glazing salesman from Leeds who hid his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for six years has been sentenced.
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster
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).