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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.

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.

Tax credits advisor sentenced for fraud

Tax credits advisor sentenced for fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2017 13:42 BST

An ex-HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee from Dudley, who lied on her tax credits claims to steal more than £56,000, has been sentenced.

UK and Canadian tax authorities investigate suspected $55m tax fraud

UK and Canadian tax authorities investigate suspected $55m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2017 12:34 BST

Six addresses in the West Midlands and South East have been searched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of an investigation, led by the Canada Revenue Agency, into a suspected $55m tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 17:37 BST

A County Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed in 2014 for stealing £1.3 million in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to pay back more than £390,000, or serve a further three and a half years in prison.

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 15:54 BST

A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:48 GMT

A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Own goal for conning café couple

Own goal for conning café couple

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 14:06 GMT

Two North London café-owners, who stole £67,000 in tax and spent it on gifts including Premier League football tickets for their family, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 14:44 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Somerset dairy farm, have been jailed for a total of nine and a half years for illegally claiming £1.9 million by making fraudulent VAT returns.

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2017 15:58 GMT

The owner of a London video conferencing company, who fled the country after faking documents and making up figures on his tax returns to steal £500,000, has been jailed for 45 months.

Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot

Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2016 11:39 GMT

A crime gang, who attempted to smuggle almost four million illegal cigarettes into the UK, worth an estimated £950,000 in lost duty and taxes, has been sentenced.

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 11:14 GMT

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud or face a further five years in prison.

HMRC cuts scam emails by 300 million through new cyber security initiative

HMRC cuts scam emails by 300 million through new cyber security initiative

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 12:00 GMT

HMRC has successfully reduced the number of phishing emails its customers receive by 300 million this year, better protecting taxpayers from fraud and identity theft.

Mechanic hid his business from taxman

Mechanic hid his business from taxman

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2016 10:41 GMT

A Manchester garage boss has been jailed for tax fraud after he hid his business activities from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and stole £118,000 from UK taxpayers.

Ex-council worker jailed for fraud

Ex-council worker jailed for fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 16:37 GMT

​An ex-council employee, who faked building works to steal almost £1 million, has been jailed for seven and half years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 11:53 BST

A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.

Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2016 13:16 BST

A couple who masterminded a nationwide counterfeit tobacco production racket capable of robbing the taxpayer of £1 million a week, have been sentenced.

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).

Tax-cheating councillor cooked the books

Tax-cheating councillor cooked the books

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2016 12:51 BST

A parish councillor and his brother, who lied about the takings at their Lincolnshire restaurant to steal almost £64,000 in tax, have been jailed.

Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster

Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 15:54 BST

An Essex businessman who funded a lavish lifestyle of expensive houses, luxury cars and a Marbella holiday home through a £4.75 million VAT fraud has been jailed for six years.