Tags: tax evasion
Runaway VAT fraudster jailed
A VAT fraudster who fled the country eight years ago to escape justice has been jailed for four years.
Mohammad Tanwir Khan, of Bluestone Drive, Heaton Moor, Stockport, ran a company called Spearpoint Limited and absconded to Pakistan after he was convicted of an £817,000 VAT fraud in 2013.
An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed he used more than 350 false invoices linke
London solicitor jailed for £380k stamp duty fraud
The former owner of a West London law firm has been jailed for more than three years for stealing £380,000 in stamp duty.
Payroll fraud ringleader ordered to pay £1.7m
A globe-trotting tax consultant who stole £6.9 million from construction workers’ pay packets has been ordered to repay £1.7 million or face a further four years in jail.
Jailed tax fraudster ordered to repay £1.1 million
A convicted tax fraudster, who stole millions of pounds to fund a life of luxury cars and homes, has been ordered to repay £1.1 million or spend more time behind bars.
Father and son jailed for £1.6 million tobacco fraud
A Newcastle father and son, who led a tobacco crime gang that smuggled more than five million illegal cigarettes into the North East, have been jailed.
Runaway tobacco and VAT fraudster jailed
A Buckinghamshire man has been jailed for six years after he illegally imported more than two million cigarettes, stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT and then fled the country to escape punishment.
Fugitive cigarette smuggler behind bars
A fugitive cigarette smuggler is behind bars after more than two years on the run.
Tax gap falls to lowest recorded rate
The tax gap estimate for 2018-19 is 4.7%, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today.
Jail for trio behind £9.5 million tobacco fraud
Three London men have been jailed after 23 million illegal cigarettes were discovered at four rented industrial units across the south of England.
Gang ringleaders jailed for running UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory
The masterminds behind a £10 million fraud have been jailed after they were caught running the UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory, which could produce 140 packs of cigarettes a minute.
Tobacco and pill dealing pensioner back behind bars
A London pensioner, who fled to Thailand almost five years ago to escape punishment for selling illegal tobacco and Viagra-type pills, is back behind bars after he was tracked down by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Toy train tobacco fraudsters sentenced
Three members of the same Berkshire family have been sentenced after 2.5 million illicit cigarettes were smuggled into the UK – sometimes hidden in toy train set boxes.
Organised crime gang sentenced for £3.5m fuel fraud
Five people, including the former owners of a Sussex petrol station have been sentenced for distributing and selling an estimated 4.8 million litres of illicit fuel to unsuspecting motorists including haulage companies across the south east.
Airport car park crook must repay £300,000
A jailed airport car park boss must repay almost £300,000 in stolen tax or face another three years behind bars.
PPI call centre boss and his accountant jailed in £2.3m tax probe
The director of a Basingstoke call centre business and an accountant, have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years after an investigation into a £2.3m income tax, National Insurance and VAT fraud.
Jailed ‘spy’ to pay up or face more time
A Norfolk tax fraudster, who claimed he was a spy in an attempt to cover his tracks, has been ordered to pay £615,000 or face a further five years behind bars.
Tax Gap remains low
The Tax Gap for 2017/2018 is 5.6%, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today.
Restaurant fraudster caught by his own secret books
The owner of a Derbyshire restaurant has been jailed for three years for a £480,000 tax fraud that was discovered when investigators uncovered a hidden sales book dating back five years.
Millions raised from tax evading dog breeders
More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling dishonest dog breeders selling pups on the black market.