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Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation

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

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

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

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).

Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:16 GMT

A former West Sussex publican who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in VAT and Corporation Tax has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 16:53 GMT

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 11:35 GMT

Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.

HMRC blows cigarette smuggler’s tissue box scam

HMRC blows cigarette smuggler’s tissue box scam

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 12:22 GMT

A smuggler, caught unloading contraband cigarettes and tobacco hidden in the back of a lorry among boxes of tissues, had his scam blown apart by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Cigarette smugglers didn’t box clever!

Cigarette smugglers didn’t box clever!

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 11:45 GMT

Two men, who were caught receiving almost a million illegal cigarettes in East London, have been sentenced for evading more than £290,000 in excise duty.

HMRC confirms location of Stratford Regional Centre

HMRC confirms location of Stratford Regional Centre

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:36 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has formally signed an agreement to lease 14 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London for 25 years. The 240,000 square feet. office space will accommodate around 3,800 HMRC employees from late 2020.

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 18:14 GMT

A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 14:50 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Plastic not fantastic for tobacco smuggler

Plastic not fantastic for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 13:37 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden among boxes filled with plastic waste, has been jailed for 15 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).