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Fraudsters get 31 years of jail for £13m tax and immigration scam

Fraudsters get 31 years of jail for £13m tax and immigration scam

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2018 16:49 GMT

Five fraudsters who falsely claimed £13 million in tax repayments, and facilitated around 900 bogus visa applications, have been sentenced to a total of more than 31 years in jail.

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

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.

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.

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.

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 17:37 BST

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.

Payback time for payroll tax fraudster

Payback time for payroll tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2016 14:50 GMT

A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £884,023, within six months, or remain in prison for a further six years.

Wealthy bankers’ bonuses speculative scheme denied in court

Wealthy bankers’ bonuses speculative scheme denied in court

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 12:24 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has shut down a major tax avoidance scheme used by banking giants UBS and Deutsche Bank (DB), designed to avoid around £135 million in tax.

Banned IT director jailed for tax fraud

Banned IT director jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2016 13:00 GMT

A businesswoman, banned from being a company director, has been jailed after she stole more than £158,000 from her employees’ tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC) and pocketed a further £141,500 in unpaid VAT.

Recruitment directors sentenced for tax fraud

Recruitment directors sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2016 16:37 GMT

Two directors of a recruitment agency who stole more than £245,000 by pocketing their employees’ tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and failing to pay their VAT bills have been sentenced.

Payback for gang behind fuel and VAT fraud

Payback for gang behind fuel and VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 15:23 GMT

Three men jailed for 13 years for their part in a multi-million pound fuel and VAT fraud have been ordered to pay back almost £6.9 million or face more time behind bars.

Reading businessman who stole employees’ tax jailed

Reading businessman who stole employees’ tax jailed

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 16:34 BST

A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been jailed for four years after ignoring demands from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to pay his tax bills.

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2015 14:13 BST

Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

One month to go before new rules kick in for employment agencies

One month to go before new rules kick in for employment agencies

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2015 10:15 BST

Employment agencies have until 5 August to make sure they are complying with new HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) rules.

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:05 BST

The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.

Local businesses caught out in tax crackdown

Local businesses caught out in tax crackdown

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2015 14:59 BST

Businesses in Essex who have fallen foul of tax rules are today counting the cost after officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid them a surprise visit last Friday, 15 May 2015.

Company car drivers can report changes to HMRC online

Company car drivers can report changes to HMRC online

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 10:22 GMT

An online trial has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), allowing company car drivers to make changes to car and fuel benefits that will affect their tax codes.

Online tax summaries available now

Online tax summaries available now

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 12:58 GMT

More than eight million taxpayers who filed their 2013-14 tax return electronically by the 31 January deadline can now access their online tax summary.

Employment and Payroll Group launched by HMRC

Employment and Payroll Group launched by HMRC

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2014 13:23 GMT

The inaugural meeting of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) new stakeholder group, the Employment and Payroll Group (EPG), will be held on 4 December, it was announced today.

Penalties for late real-time PAYE returns to be phased in

Penalties for late real-time PAYE returns to be phased in

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2014 16:14 BST

Employers with fewer than 50 employees will face automated in-year penalties for late real-time PAYE returns from 6 March next year.