Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 14:33 BST

A call centre worker from Swansea, who set up a company to sell men’s designer underwear as a front to steal more than £50,000 from taxpayers through a VAT fraud, has been jailed.

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Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2017 11:46 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK, as he tried to evade more than £2 million in excise duty by claiming his load consisted of tissues and paper towels, has been jailed for two and half years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

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Hampshire property tax fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2017 14:41 BST

A Hampshire property landlord, who failed to declare Capital Gains Tax from the sale of properties evading £157,725, has been jailed for two years and three months.


“So much easier than filling in forms” - tax credit customers praise HMRC’s digital services

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2017 11:27 BST

More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today.


Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 13:31 BST

A Blackburn petrol station owner, who was jailed for selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists, has been ordered to repay £133,660 in stolen taxes.

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HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s details as exam results revealed

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 10:56 BST

As exam results are released in Scotland today, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents who receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits to inform them of their child’s educational status ahead of 31 August, otherwise payments will stop.


Gang in a spin after washing machine scam

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 15:57 BST

A group of London based fraudsters caught smuggling cigarettes in a lorry load of washing machines has been jailed for a total of more than 11 years.


Somerset accountant jailed for £350,000 tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 12:12 BST

An accountant who failed to pay VAT to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in a £358,283 tax fraud has been jailed.


Rochdale tax fraudster to repay £400k

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 15:04 BST

A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million from two VAT frauds, has been ordered to repay almost £400,000 or face another four years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


New help for small businesses launched

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 10:00 BST

A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed is being launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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