Former BHS boss guilty of tax evasion
Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 in 2015, has been found guilty of evading tax of £584,000. He has been jailed for six years.
HMRC spearheads worldwide tax fraud probe
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has helped spearhead a global day of action against the suspected tax evasion and money laundering of more than £200m in the UK alone.
Music tuner’s VAT fraud falls flat
A Somerset company boss, who fraudulently reclaimed more than £230,000 of VAT, has been jailed for two years after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Man jailed for using tax fraud to pay off confiscation order
A South Lanarkshire man has been jailed for more than two years after using a VAT tax fraud to repay money he had previously made as a forger.
Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud
Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.
Beating the tax cheats – HMRC’s criminal case highlights of 2016
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year.
Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot
A crime gang, who attempted to smuggle almost four million illegal cigarettes into the UK, worth an estimated £950,000 in lost duty and taxes, has been sentenced.
Smuggled cigarettes land Ripley man in jail
A Derbyshire man, who was caught red-handed unloading more than eight million cigarettes from a shipping container that was supposed to be carrying tables and chairs, has been jailed for four years.
HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion
HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago.
Two jailed for smuggling 2.7m cigarettes
Two men have been jailed after they were caught red-handed using a Hampshire barn to store more than 2.7 million smuggled cigarettes, evading around £660,000 in excise duty.
Jail for tax-cheating takeaway boss
A Leicestershire takeaway owner who cooked his books to steal £165,000 in tax has been jailed for 28 months.
Accountant and Financial Advisor jailed for major film tax fraud
An accountant and an independent financial advisor have been jailed for 8 and 6 years, respectively, for attempting to steal £2.2 million in a tax fraud linked to the film industry, following a ground breaking investigation by HMRC.
Cheating accountant convicted of tax fraud
A tax adviser and accountant to the media industry has been convicted for evading more than £6 million in tax.
‘Man in pub’ claim no defence for fraudster
A Rochdale man, who tried to blame a ‘man in the pub’ for his illegal cigarette hoard in a £57,000 tax fraud, has been jailed for 12 months.
British businessman gets jail time for tax fraud
A British businessman and former owner of Croydon Athletic Football Club has been jailed for two years for failing to declare and pay tax on income he received from his multi-million pound property portfolio.
UK tax gap falls to 6.4 per cent
The tax gap for 2013-14 was 6.4 per cent of tax due, continuing a long-term downward trend, reflecting that HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) approach is delivering steady and sustained progress.
12 arrested as part of a new clampdown to tackle tax fraud
12 people were arrested in the latest clampdown on tax fraud launched yesterday by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
High Commission worker jailed for £4.8 million tobacco fraud
A Ugandan High Commission worker has been jailed to six years for obtaining 28 tonnes of hand-rolling tobacco and failing to account for over £4.8 million in evaded duty after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud
A Margate woman who attempted to pass off vet’s bills, food shopping and family treats, including a car for her daughter, as business expenses has been sentenced for committing an £18,000 tax fraud.