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Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 09:35 GMT

A South Yorkshire double glazing salesman who was convicted of a £144,000 tax fraud has been jailed – after evading a further £20,000 while on bail awaiting sentence.

Bury car dealer sentenced for VAT fraud

Bury car dealer sentenced for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 17:14 BST

A car dealer from Bury has been sentenced for not declaring his true income or registering his business for VAT.

Tobacco and alcohol seized in West Yorkshire

Tobacco and alcohol seized in West Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 13:51 BST

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in West Yorkshire uncovered more than 132,000 cigarettes, 49 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 52 litres of alcohol, all believed to be illicit.

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 11:01 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million cigarettes into the UK hidden among a consignment of dry pasta has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Accountant, administrator and director jailed for £6.9m payroll tax fraud

Accountant, administrator and director jailed for £6.9m payroll tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:07 BST

Three Kent men, including an accountant and a construction firm boss, who stole £6.9 million in UK taxes to fund lifestyles most people can only dream of, have been jailed for a total of 19 years.

Packed off to jail: smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco

Packed off to jail: smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 13:04 BST

A Hull man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed.

UK tax gap falls to 6.5% as HMRC targets the dishonest minority

UK tax gap falls to 6.5% as HMRC targets the dishonest minority

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 10:04 BST

The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, official statistics published today reveal.

Fisherman’s blues after sentencing for tax evasion

Fisherman’s blues after sentencing for tax evasion

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 14:46 BST

A fisherman from Kilkeel, who failed to pay more than £148,000 in tax and National Insurance contributions due on self-employed earnings, has been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 17:22 BST

Six people have been arrested in connection with a suspected £15 million tax fraud involving restaurants and wholesalers believed to be laundering money using offshore accounts and companies.

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 14:51 BST

​A luxury watch dealer, who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.

Male stripping bosses’ tax and benefit crimes laid bare

Male stripping bosses’ tax and benefit crimes laid bare

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 14:49 BST

The founder of a well-known male stripping troupe has been jailed, alongside an associate, after the pair admitted a series of tax and benefit frauds of more than £350,000.

Three arrested in County Londonderry tobacco raids

Three arrested in County Londonderry tobacco raids

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 13:43 BST

Three men have been arrested, and more than 750,000 cigarettes and 40 kilograms of hand rolling tobacco (HRT) seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Last chance for offshore tax evaders to declare all

Last chance for offshore tax evaders to declare all

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2016 09:50 BST

A new online disclosure facility has launched today giving offshore evaders a last chance to come forward and settle tax on their wealth hidden offshore ahead of new data sharing arrangements and tougher penalties being introduced.

£760k cigarette smuggling gang jailed

£760k cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2016 15:51 BST

Seven men, who attempted to steal almost £760,000 in tax by selling illegal cigarettes, were jailed this week at Manchester Crown Court.

Tax advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

Tax advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2016 11:42 BST

Three tax advisers have been arrested as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £132 million tax fraud.

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 15:24 BST

A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 17:41 BST

Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.

Lancashire tobacco network jailed for £16m tax fraud

Lancashire tobacco network jailed for £16m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 14:04 BST

Four Lancashire men, who attempted to steal over £16 million in tax by selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco, were jailed yesterday at Preston Crown Court.

Five men sentenced in £600k tobacco tax fraud

Five men sentenced in £600k tobacco tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 17:14 BST

Five men who were part of illegal tobacco smuggling rings in the Midlands and Buckinghamshire have been sentenced in a £600,000 tax fraud.

Whitchurch VAT fraudster jailed

Whitchurch VAT fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2016 16:19 GMT

A Shropshire director, who hijacked other companies VAT numbers in an attempt to steal over £125,000 has been jailed for two years.