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Jacky Wright appointed as New Chief Digital and Information Officer at HMRC

Jacky Wright appointed as New Chief Digital and Information Officer at HMRC

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 14:31 BST

HMRC has appointed Jacky Wright as their new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) to take forward its ambitious digital transformation agenda.

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Tax fraudster must repay £157,000

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2017 10:40 BST

A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

From peanuts to prison for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 12:52 BST

A lorry driver, who smuggled more than one tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK hidden among a load of peanuts, evading £220,000 in duty, has been jailed for 22 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2017 11:46 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK, as he tried to evade more than £2 million in excise duty by claiming his load consisted of tissues and paper towels, has been jailed for two and half years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

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.

HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s details as exam results revealed

HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s details as exam results revealed

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 10:56 BST

As exam results are released in Scotland today, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents who receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits to inform them of their child’s educational status ahead of 31 August, otherwise payments will stop.

Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool

Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 18:11 BST

An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree.

Tax fraudsters sentenced for £46m wine scam

Tax fraudsters sentenced for £46m wine scam

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2017 16:43 BST

A pair of London fraudsters, who evaded £46.5 million in tax by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17.5 years.

Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 16:47 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today published its 2016-17 annual report.

Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 08:00 BST

Three Lancashire men, who were jailed last year for their part in a £16 million illegal tobacco fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £175,000 or serve extra time in jail.

Dover cigarettes and tobacco smugglers jailed

Dover cigarettes and tobacco smugglers jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2017 18:37 BST

Two lorry drivers who smuggled cigarettes and tobacco into the UK have been jailed for a total of four years, after investigations by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco

Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2017 15:31 BST

A Lancashire man, has been jailed for four years and nine months for evading more than £2 million in taxes by trading in illegal tobacco.

Six arrested in suspected £440m alcohol and money laundering raids

Six arrested in suspected £440m alcohol and money laundering raids

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2017 16:07 BST

Five men and a woman have been arrested in the West Midlands and the South of England as part of a joint investigation by UK and French authorities into a suspected £440m alcohol fraud and money laundering.

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.

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.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:33 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:52 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Arrest in suspected £3.8m offshore tax fraud

Arrest in suspected £3.8m offshore tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 15:19 BST

A woman has been arrested in Cheshire as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) joint investigation with the Dutch authorities into a suspected £3.8m million tax fraud involving offshore bank accounts.

Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 12:20 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Chelsea tailors have been sentenced after pocketing around £700,000 that should have been paid in tax.