Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 16:25 GMT

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).


Aliens, vertigo, and a Glasgow nightclub included in this year’s expenses and excuses

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 10:10 GMT

Every year, following the 31 January Self Assessment (SA) deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives a number of imaginative and intriguing excuses for not completing tax returns on time. Each year also sees some widely optimistic expense claims.


Mailbox cigarette smugglers delivered to jail

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 12:38 GMT

A pair of smugglers from London who used multiple mailbox delivery accounts to bring illegal cigarettes into the UK have been jailed for a total of nearly five years.


Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 11:49 GMT

A company director from Aberdare, who set up fake businesses and sent bogus invoices between them as he attempted to steal more than £140,000 in tax, has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 12:18 GMT

Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.


Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2018 14:57 GMT

A company director who used his food delivery business to make £227,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced.


Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 12:58 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who failed to pay almost £210,000 of tax and National Insurance due on self-employed earnings, has been jailed for 18 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Banker, millionaire and fake spy revealed in HMRC’s top ten criminal cases of the year

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 11:30 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today revealed its top ten tax fraud and organised crime cases of the last year.


Company director sentenced for £190k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:48 GMT

A London company director, who dodged paying £190,000 of tax, has been sentenced after admitting fraud.


Stay safe this Christmas against the scam involving iTunes gift cards, HMRC urges

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 10:30 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today warning the public about a high profile phone scam that is conning vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds.

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