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 urges universities to warn new students of tax scams danger
Students starting university this year are being warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that they could be targeted by a fresh wave of tax scams.
West Midlands man arrested on suspicion of £495,000 furlough fraud
A West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £495,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud.
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.
Duo jailed for £1m property fraud
A pair of fraudsters who bought and sold over 50 properties but failed to pay nearly £1 million in tax, have been jailed for more than eight years.
Busted! HMRC reveals biggest criminal cases of year 2019
The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs’ top criminal cases of 2019.
Payback time for criminals in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds
Five tax fraudsters who were part of a crime group involved in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds have been ordered to repay £20 million, or face more time behind bars and still owe the money.
County Armagh couple jailed for VAT fraud
A farmer and his wife have been jailed for their role in a £610,000.00 VAT fraud, after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into their County Armagh beef cattle farm.
HMRC warns customers to be aware of Self Assessment tax scams
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January deadline.
£120 million booze fraudsters jailed for 46 years
A Berkshire-based gang that stole £34 million in VAT and laundered £87 million after selling illicit alcohol have been jailed for more than 46 years
Gift Aid fraudster spent more than £76k cruising the world
A charity treasurer who tried to steal more than £330,000 in a Gift Aid repayment fraud has been jailed for three years.
Serial scammer behind bars after tax probe
A serial fraudster has been jailed for four years and nine months after repaying a tax fraud debt with money stolen in another scam.
Five arrested as part of £12m VAT fraud and money laundering investigation
Five people have been arrested and charged as part of an ongoing joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Police Scotland into alleged money laundering and VAT fraud worth £12 million.
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.
VAT fraudster fails to dodge justice with forged hospital report
A crooked accountant who tried to escape justice by forging a medical report from a Cypriot hospital has been jailed for a £400,000 VAT scam.
Suspected illicit tobacco factories uncovered in Glasgow
An estimated five tonnes of suspected illicit tobacco has been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Glasgow.
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.
Racing driver jailed for tax fraud
A Hemel Hempstead company director, who funded his hobby racing high-powered sports cars in races across Europe through a £450,000 tax scam, has been jailed.
Jail sentence dished out to Indian restaurant owner
The owner of Indian restaurants across Dorset has been jailed for a £200,000 tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).