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South Yorkshire booze smugglers jailed for £3.8m tax fraud

South Yorkshire booze smugglers jailed for £3.8m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 22, 2017 17:23 BST

A South Yorkshire crime gang, who evaded £3.8 million in duty and VAT by smuggling beer into the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.

Warrington kebab man takes away jail term

Warrington kebab man takes away jail term

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 17:01 BST

​A Warrington fast food takeaway boss, who lied about his shop’s takings as part of a £179,000 tax fraud, has been jailed.

Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 00:15 BST

A new service to directly help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow, has been launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC’s Executive Chair to step down

HMRC’s Executive Chair to step down

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2017 10:34 BST

HMRC’s Executive Chair and First Permanent Secretary, Edward Troup, has announced his plan to retire.

Jacky Wright appointed as New Chief Digital and Information Officer at HMRC

Jacky Wright appointed as New Chief Digital and Information Officer at HMRC

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 14:31 BST

HMRC has appointed Jacky Wright as their new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) to take forward its ambitious digital transformation agenda.

HMRC opens new Croydon regional centre

HMRC opens new Croydon regional centre

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2017 14:56 BST

HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) first regional centre in Croydon is officially open, the Executive Chair announced today, at the department’s annual stakeholder conference in London.

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case worth £35 million against global banking group BNP Paribas.

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2017 10:40 BST

A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.

Luxury car VAT fraudster must repay £2m

Luxury car VAT fraudster must repay £2m

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 15:26 BST

A jailed luxury car dealer, who built a property empire with profits from a VAT scam involving Lamborghinis, Porsches and Mercedes, must repay £2 million.

The ‘Shisha Man’ fraudster jailed

The ‘Shisha Man’ fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2017 15:38 BST

A tobacco smuggler known as the ‘Shisha Man’, who smuggled more than 4,000kg of illegal tobacco products into the UK and then tried to flee the country, has been jailed for 42 months.

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 12:52 BST

A lorry driver, who smuggled more than one tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK hidden among a load of peanuts, evading £220,000 in duty, has been jailed for 22 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Have you been taxed for your summer job?

Have you been taxed for your summer job?

Blog posts   •   Aug 31, 2017 13:01 BST

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

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

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2017 00:01 BST

As GCSE exam results are released in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 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.

Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

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.

Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

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.

Hampshire property tax fraudster jailed

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

“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

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.

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

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

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.