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Football agent’s £1.2m tax avoidance own goal

Football agent’s £1.2m tax avoidance own goal

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 10:00 BST

Former top football agent, Jerome Anderson, has lost his £1.2 million tax battle with HMRC.

Cigarette smuggling couple flee before trial

Cigarette smuggling couple flee before trial

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 13:10 BST

A couple who went on the run after they were caught with illicit tobacco have been sentenced in their absence.

​Lorry driver loses his liberty

​Lorry driver loses his liberty

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 09:47 BST

A lorry driver who was promised £1,500 to smuggle tobacco into the UK has been jailed for 18 months.

Lawyer’s tax fraud lands him in jail

Lawyer’s tax fraud lands him in jail

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 15:49 BST

A barrister from North Wales, who specialises in cases of crime and serious fraud, has been jailed for 18 months - for tax fraud.

Trucker pays the price for tobacco smuggling

Trucker pays the price for tobacco smuggling

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 11:07 BST

A trucker who smuggled two tonnes of tobacco into the UK to avoid paying £371,000 in duty has been jailed for two years and three months.

Low tax gap results in £71 billion for UK public services

Low tax gap results in £71 billion for UK public services

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2018 11:37 BST

The tax gap for 2016/17 is 5.7%, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today.

Former police officer jailed and ex-rugby star sentenced in Formula 1 film tax scam

Former police officer jailed and ex-rugby star sentenced in Formula 1 film tax scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 18:14 BST

A former police officer, financial adviser and a City trader have been jailed for a total of eight years for a £2.4 million tax scam after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Working at the car wash didn't pay for fraudster caught in HMRC blitz

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 10:27 BST

A car wash owner who failed to pay £100,000 duty on more than 400,000 cigarettes has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.

Crooked property developer sentenced for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 12:20 BST

A city accountant turned property developer who created false invoices to commit £260,000 VAT fraud has been sentenced.

HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops

HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

HMRC wins tax avoidance case worth £55 million.

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:42 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has defeated a tax avoidance film scheme promoted by Goldcrest Pictures Ltd worth nearly £44 million.

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won a landmark case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter that could lead to the recovery of £110 million.

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 15:41 BST

Seven men and three women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £35 million pound tax fraud and money laundering.

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 13:17 BST

The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years.

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 14:31 BST

A businessmen from Dudley, who committed a £1.3m VAT fraud to keep his business afloat, has been jailed today for 4 years and 3 months after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case worth £35 million against global banking group BNP Paribas.

‘Brain disorder research’ scheme guilty of tax avoidance

‘Brain disorder research’ scheme guilty of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 12:57 BST

HM Revenue and Customs has won a legal battle against a tax avoidance scheme, which claimed £122 million was spent on research into brain disorders, when only £7 million of it reached a genuine research company.

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.

No artful dodge for film scheme

No artful dodge for film scheme

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 09:00 GMT

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case against film partnership schemes that acquired interests in films that included The Queen and the Roman Polanski remake of Oliver Twist, protecting more than £26m of taxpayers’ money.

Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2017 08:00 GMT

A tax tribunal has ruled against a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme used by Crest Nicholson, one of the UK’s largest house builders, meaning it will have to pay the £1.3m it owes.