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West Yorkshire trio hauled before the courts for transport firm VAT scam

West Yorkshire trio hauled before the courts for transport firm VAT scam

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2015 15:54 BST

A Huddersfield man who set up two bogus haulage firms to claim £45,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments – so that he could buy a real HGV – has been jailed following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Five arrested in Tottenham for £1m tax evasion

Five arrested in Tottenham for £1m tax evasion

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2015 15:16 BST

Five men have been arrested in North London, on suspicion of smuggling, after an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle an estimated £1 million tax fraud.

Essex accountant jailed for tax fraud

Essex accountant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2015 16:35 BST

An Essex accountant, who doctored his clients’ tax returns to steal £170,000 which he used to gamble, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigated him.

Accountant’s tax gamble backfires

Accountant’s tax gamble backfires

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2015 15:20 BST

A West Midlands accountant, who funded her gambling habit by submitting false Self Assessment claims worth £296,000 on behalf of her unsuspecting clients, has been jailed.

Fake vodka factory found in Cheshire

Fake vodka factory found in Cheshire

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2015 15:38 BST

An illegal alcohol factory, containing 130,000 litres of potentially toxic fake vodka, worth £1.7 million in unpaid duty, was uncovered in an industrial unit in Widnes last Friday (31 July 2015).

HMRC targets wealthy tax cheats in Scotland

HMRC targets wealthy tax cheats in Scotland

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2015 13:17 BST

A taskforce tackling wealthy tax cheats who are living beyond their means in Scotland was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

London mortgage broker sentenced for fraud

London mortgage broker sentenced for fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2015 11:18 BST

A London mortgage broker who lied about his company profits to evade almost £115,000 in corporation tax has been sentenced for his involvement in a tax and mortgage fraud, after a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Welsh weightlifter jailed for VAT fraud

Welsh weightlifter jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 15:12 BST

A Swansea scrap merchant and recycling boss, who represented Wales in weightlifting at three Commonwealth Games, has been jailed after he failed to pay over £350,000 of VAT.

HMRC win Accelerated Payments Challenge

HMRC win Accelerated Payments Challenge

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 13:20 BST

A challenge in the High Court to the legality of Accelerated Payment Notices has been comprehensively rejected.

Coach hid stash of illegal tobacco

Coach hid stash of illegal tobacco

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2015 15:01 BST

The driver of a coach and his only passenger have each been jailed for 12 months, after 900 kgs of raw leaf tobacco was found hidden behind a false wall inside a shower in the vehicle they were travelling in.

Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters

Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2015 16:19 BST

Treasury Minister Damian Hinds visited Belfast and Newry today as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) unveiled new roadside fuel testing equipment to tackle the trade in illicit diesel.

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2015 14:13 BST

Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

VAT fraudster who stole records from employer jailed

VAT fraudster who stole records from employer jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2015 15:29 BST

A man who reclaimed £166,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, using information he stole from his employer, has been jailed.

County Down businessman arrested in VAT fraud investigation

County Down businessman arrested in VAT fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2015 13:45 BST

A 44-year-old businessman has been arrested in connection with a suspected £30,000 VAT fraud, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

All mod CONS: Man who set up ‘home’ on industrial estate jailed for £950k duty evasion

All mod CONS: Man who set up ‘home’ on industrial estate jailed for £950k duty evasion

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2015 13:36 BST

A Rolex-wearing fraudster who ‘lived’ on an industrial estate for three years has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) discovered he was using the premises to store a massive haul of illicit tobacco and alcohol.

Prepare for registration scheme, alcohol wholesalers urged

Prepare for registration scheme, alcohol wholesalers urged

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2015 13:22 BST

Alcohol wholesalers need to start preparing to apply for the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme, HM Revenue and Customs urged today.

‘Ghost’ second-hand car dealer jailed for £780,000 tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2015 12:38 BST

A second-hand car dealer from Gloucestershire who traded millions of pounds worth of cars for at least 14 years but kept no records and paid no tax has been jailed for four years and eight months.

VAT fraudsters ordered to repay criminal profits

VAT fraudsters ordered to repay criminal profits

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2015 17:41 BST

Convicted fraudsters, who were part of an 18-strong crime gang that stole £20 million in a mobile phone VAT fraud, have been ordered to repay over £2.3 million, as part of ongoing confiscation proceedings by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

​‘Clairvoyant’ cleaner jailed for VAT fraud

​‘Clairvoyant’ cleaner jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2015 14:22 BST

A Perth cleaner, who told HMRC investigators, "I knew I was gonna get caught", after he claimed to have spent over £250,000 in two years on business supplies, has been jailed for 12 months.

Tobacco seized in North Wales

Tobacco seized in North Wales

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2015 16:16 BST

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in North Wales uncovered more than 1.6 million cigarettes, 700kg kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 3000 litres of alcohol.