Fraudsters get 31 years of jail for £13m tax and immigration scam
Five fraudsters who falsely claimed £13 million in tax repayments, and facilitated around 900 bogus visa applications, have been sentenced to a total of more than 31 years in jail.
Payback time for Scottish fraudsters
A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.
Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud
The boss of a Manchester parking company has been jailed for stealing more than £466,000 of his employees’ tax payments after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation uncovered his fraud.
Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator
A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud or face a further five years in prison.
UK tax gap falls to 6.5% as HMRC targets the dishonest minority
The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, official statistics published today reveal.
Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids
A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.
Payback time for payroll tax fraudster
A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £884,023, within six months, or remain in prison for a further six years.
Wealthy bankers’ bonuses speculative scheme denied in court
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has shut down a major tax avoidance scheme used by banking giants UBS and Deutsche Bank (DB), designed to avoid around £135 million in tax.
Banned IT director jailed for tax fraud
A businesswoman, banned from being a company director, has been jailed after she stole more than £158,000 from her employees’ tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) and pocketed a further £141,500 in unpaid VAT.
Recruitment directors sentenced for tax fraud
Two directors of a recruitment agency who stole more than £245,000 by pocketing their employees’ tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and failing to pay their VAT bills have been sentenced.
Payback for gang behind fuel and VAT fraud
Three men jailed for 13 years for their part in a multi-million pound fuel and VAT fraud have been ordered to pay back almost £6.9 million or face more time behind bars.
Reading businessman who stole employees’ tax jailed
A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been jailed for four years after ignoring demands from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to pay his tax bills.
Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation
Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
One month to go before new rules kick in for employment agencies
Employment agencies have until 5 August to make sure they are complying with new HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) rules.
Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud
The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.
Local businesses caught out in tax crackdown
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.
Company car drivers can report changes to HMRC online
An online trial has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), allowing company car drivers to make changes to car and fuel benefits that will affect their tax codes.
Online tax summaries available now
More than eight million taxpayers who filed their 2013-14 tax return electronically by the 31 January deadline can now access their online tax summary.
Employment and Payroll Group launched by HMRC
The inaugural meeting of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) new stakeholder group, the Employment and Payroll Group (EPG), will be held on 4 December, it was announced today.