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Ditch paper receipts – as VAT goes digital

Ditch paper receipts – as VAT goes digital

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 14:35 GMT

Senior Decision Makers in finance and accounting admit to not being the best at keeping receipts, as 65% confess to having lost them, according to a new YouGov poll out today.

Man jailed for using tax fraud to pay off confiscation order

Man jailed for using tax fraud to pay off confiscation order

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2019 13:19 GMT

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.

Say ‘I do’ to Marriage Allowance this Valentine’s Day

Say ‘I do’ to Marriage Allowance this Valentine’s Day

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 00:01 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sharing the love this Valentine’s Day and encouraging married couples and those in a civil partnership to sign up for Marriage Allowance.

Truck crook stole £337k VAT while claiming benefits

Truck crook stole £337k VAT while claiming benefits

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 15:45 GMT

A truck dealer from Liverpool who stole £337,000 in VAT while claiming benefits has been jailed.

Fowl cigarette smuggling plot in deep freeze

Fowl cigarette smuggling plot in deep freeze

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 13:58 GMT

A lorry driver, who was caught smuggling almost ten million illegal cigarettes disguised as frozen chickens, has been jailed.

Jail for company director who engineered £5.9 million tax fraud

Jail for company director who engineered £5.9 million tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 09:27 GMT

​A North East engineering company boss has been jailed for more than eight years for a £5.9 million tax fraud.

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 16:35 GMT

Three brothers, who stole £3 million in a tax scam involving pubs and restaurants, have been jailed.

Offshore tax cheat sentenced and must repay stolen cash

Offshore tax cheat sentenced and must repay stolen cash

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 13:52 GMT

A former Derbyshire company boss, who tried to hide money in an offshore bank account to evade £277,616 in tax, has been sentenced and ordered to repay the stolen cash or face five years in prison.

Over 93% of taxpayers file tax returns by the deadline

Over 93% of taxpayers file tax returns by the deadline

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 12:00 GMT

A total of 93.68% of Self Assessment tax returns – a new record – were completed by yesterday’s midnight deadline, reveals HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payback time for plant machinery salesman

Payback time for plant machinery salesman

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 10:35 GMT

A Leicestershire plant machinery salesman, who was jailed for tax fraud after he lied about his business’s sales, has been ordered to repay nearly £1 million or face a further seven years behind bars.

241,300 new homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief

241,300 new homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2019 12:09 GMT

More than 241,000 first time buyers have pocketed the cash they would have spent on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for their new homes, statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveal.

Cigarettes caught in the wash land lorry driver in jail

Cigarettes caught in the wash land lorry driver in jail

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2019 12:18 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled five million cigarettes inside washing machines into the UK has been jailed for two years and eight months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

3.5 million taxpayers have one week left to file their tax returns

3.5 million taxpayers have one week left to file their tax returns

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2019 00:01 GMT

More than 3.5 million customers have just one week left to complete their Self Assessment tax returns and pay any tax owed, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Rubbish tax cheat jailed

Rubbish tax cheat jailed

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2019 15:43 GMT

A Manchester waste management boss has been jailed for stealing more than £250,000 in VAT repayments.

Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2019 00:01 GMT

Start a new saving habit in 2019 and get a 50% boost - New app tool to help savers set goals and personal reminders

Seven million cigarettes smuggling duo jailed

Seven million cigarettes smuggling duo jailed

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 16:57 GMT

A Barnsley man and a convicted tobacco fraudster have been jailed after seven million illegal cigarettes were discovered in a storage unit.

From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

From witches to family holidays, weird and wonderful Self Assessment excuses and expenses

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 11:21 GMT

Most of our customers complete their tax returns honestly and on time but every year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some outlandish excuses and expense claims.

Two arrests in fuel fraud raid

Two arrests in fuel fraud raid

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 17:30 GMT

Two men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering site dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into what is believed to be a multi-million pound fuel fraud.

Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after  jail sentence

Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after jail sentence

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 15:27 GMT

A jobless Londoner who enjoyed a sociable lifestyle of golf and exotic holidays by dodging tax on smuggled tobacco has been jailed.

Four men caught red-handed with 1.2 million illegal cigarettes

Four men caught red-handed with 1.2 million illegal cigarettes

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 12:36 GMT

Four men who were caught red-handed with more than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes in Stoke-on-Trent have been handed prison sentences totalling two-and-a-half years.