Serial scammer behind bars after tax probe

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 09:24 BST

A serial fraudster has been jailed for four years and nine months after repaying a tax fraud debt with money stolen in another scam.

Former Top Gear mechanic jailed for helping £1m tax fraudsters flee to Spain

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 11:43 BST

A former Top Gear mechanic who helped father and son tax cheats escape from the UK has been jailed.

Furniture boss jailed for £150k VAT scam

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 11:01 BST

A discount furniture store boss has been jailed for a scam that cheated taxpayers out of more than £150,000.

HMRC extends deadline for £8 million of customs training funding

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 09:32 BST

Today, HM Revenue and Customs announced that the deadline for applications for an £8 million government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019. This will enable more businesses to benefit from the investment available and provide more time for applications.

HMRC urges loan scheme users to come forward now

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 12:00 BST

HMRC is encouraging users of disguised remuneration (DR) schemes to come forward to settle their tax debt by 5 April.

HMRC plays winning hand over tax fraudster poker champ

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 11:24 BST

A poker champion has been stripped of tournament prize-money for a second time to repay money he stole in a tax fraud.

New digital tax system to give over 1 million businesses more financial control

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 00:01 BST

From today, the government’s major Making Tax Digital programme becomes law for over one million VAT registered businesses earning over £85,000.

Five arrested as part of £12m VAT fraud and money laundering investigation

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 16:14 GMT

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.

Seven million cigarette smuggling plot smashed

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 09:39 GMT

A lorry driver has been jailed after he was caught smuggling more than seven million illegal cigarettes disguised as windows into the UK.

HMRC wins £40 million battle against tax avoidance promoters

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 09:30 GMT

About HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.


  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • 100 Parliament St
  • SW1A 2BQ London
  • Our homepage