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Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 12:28 BST

A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Air filter cigarette smuggler jailed

Air filter cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 12:22 BST

A lorry driver, who smuggled more than nine million cigarettes into the UK hidden inside air filter units, evading £2.5 million in duty, has been jailed for three years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Paper trail leads bluffing businessman to jail

Paper trail leads bluffing businessman to jail

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 12:29 BST

A millionaire businessman, who failed to pay any tax on his earnings because he wasn’t a “paperwork person”, has been sentenced to four years for evading more than £1.3m in tax after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 09:03 GMT

Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.

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.

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 17:04 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Two sentenced for dirty cash scam

Two sentenced for dirty cash scam

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 13:13 BST

Two men have been sentenced to a total of 40 months in prison after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers caught them laundering £115,000 of criminal cash.

Christmas behind bars for tobacco smuggler

Christmas behind bars for tobacco smuggler

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2015 16:17 GMT

A lorry driver caught trying to smuggle more than three tonnes of illicit hand-rolling tobacco into the UK has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cigarette smuggler’s plan goes pear-shaped

Cigarette smuggler’s plan goes pear-shaped

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2015 11:21 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 147 million cigarettes, worth an estimated £32 million in lost duty, into the UK hidden behind crates of rotting pears, has been jailed for almost seven years.

Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud

Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2015 16:43 BST

A Margate woman who attempted to pass off vet’s bills, food shopping and family treats, including a car for her daughter, as business expenses has been sentenced for committing an £18,000 tax fraud.

Kent man arrested on suspicion of dealing in illicit tobacco

Kent man arrested on suspicion of dealing in illicit tobacco

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2015 14:43 GMT

A man from Gravesend has been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers on suspicion of selling, storing and distributing illicit tobacco goods.

Eight arrested after nationwide fuel fraud raids

Eight arrested after nationwide fuel fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2014 12:04 GMT

Two diesel laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 120,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel a day, evading almost £12.5 million in taxes a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payback time for Kent VAT fraudster

Payback time for Kent VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2014 09:42 BST

A Kent man who stole from the taxpayer by submitting fraudulent VAT returns has been ordered to pay back more than £62,000, or face another 19 months in jail.

Reading workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation

Reading workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 13:03 GMT

Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Reading on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Thursday 3 April at the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading University.