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Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud

Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2018 11:53 BST

Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.

HMRC warns on tax refund scams

HMRC warns on tax refund scams

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 09:50 BST

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

Labourer constructed £500k cigarette fraud

Labourer constructed £500k cigarette fraud

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2018 12:16 BST

A labourer who had nearly two million illicit cigarettes stashed in a storage unit, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Protecting the environment with Landfill Tax as extension comes into force

Protecting the environment with Landfill Tax as extension comes into force

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2018 00:01 BST

From 1 April 2018, Landfill Tax is changing to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland. These changes will support legitimate waste management businesses by creating a fairer tax system and a deterrent to causing environmental harm by disposing of material at an unauthorised waste site.

Church leader jailed for charity tax fraud

Church leader jailed for charity tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2018 13:24 BST

A church leader from Luton, who lied about charity donations to fraudulently claim £150,000 Gift Aid repayments, has been jailed for four years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cigarette smuggler jailed

Cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 15:57 BST

A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK, has been jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Twins jailed for £450k charity tax scam

Twins jailed for £450k charity tax scam

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 10:36 BST

Twin brothers from Birmingham, who set up bogus charities to steal more than £450,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have been jailed for nearly 10 years.

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 12:16 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who was jailed for a £208,000 tax and National Insurance fraud, has been told to pay up.

Three arrested in suspected million pound tax fraud

Three arrested in suspected million pound tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2018 19:23 GMT

Two men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected one million pound tax fraud.

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 13:20 GMT

A Scottish scrap metal dealer who failed to pay more than £200,000 of VAT he charged his customers, has been jailed for 18 months, after he was investigated 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.

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.

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 09:45 GMT

A Chinese restaurant owner, who was jailed for VAT fraud, has been sent back to prison for not repaying the money he stole.

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 16:31 GMT

Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud

Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2017 19:12 BST

The boss of a Manchester parking company has been jailed for stealing more than £466,000 of his employees’ tax payments after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation uncovered his fraud.

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.