Jailed VAT fraudster spent stolen cash on Spanish villas
A fraudster who stole nearly £1.9 million of taxpayers’ money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including buying three Spanish villas, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Fraudster who funded jet set life with stolen taxpayers’ cash is jailed
A fraudster who used stolen cash to fund a lavish lifestyle filled with luxury cars and holidays has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
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.
Get your ducks in a row, with 100 days to go
With 100 days to go before the 31 January deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding customers to complete their tax returns early to beat the Christmas and New Year rush.
Breakthrough controls stop phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC
New defensive controls deployed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put an end to fraudster’s spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.
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.
HMRC warns of tax scams targeting university students
University students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Wiltshire businessman jailed in £190k tax scam
A company director, who stole more than £190,000 in tax, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation
The Government understands that many businesses that were contracted to Carillion will be concerned about their ability to pay their tax. As part of its ongoing commitment to delivering support for businesses, HMRC will provide practical advice and guidance to those affected through its Business Payment Support Service (BPSS).
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.
Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded
The owner of a London video conferencing company, who fled the country after faking documents and making up figures on his tax returns to steal £500,000, has been jailed for 45 months.
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.
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.
Mechanic hid his business from taxman
A Manchester garage boss has been jailed for tax fraud after he hid his business activities from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and stole £118,000 from UK taxpayers.
Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land
A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.
Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed
A couple who masterminded a nationwide counterfeit tobacco production racket capable of robbing the taxpayer of £1 million a week, have been sentenced.