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‘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.

 Ladbrokes’ luck runs out in £71 million tax avoidance case

Ladbrokes’ luck runs out in £71 million tax avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2017 12:11 GMT

Ladbrokes has lost a long running legal battle with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), costing the high street bookie £71 million.

Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 09:35 GMT

A South Yorkshire double glazing salesman who was convicted of a £144,000 tax fraud has been jailed – after evading a further £20,000 while on bail awaiting sentence.

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 14:51 BST

​A luxury watch dealer, who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.

Taxman brings in billions of tax upfront from tax avoiders

Taxman brings in billions of tax upfront from tax avoiders

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2016 09:58 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected £3 billion by forcing those under investigation for tax avoidance to pay up disputed tax immediately, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison announced today. The move continues the government clampdown on tax avoidance following last month’s announcement that enablers of tax avoidance will face tough new sanctions.

HMRC wins blockbuster tax avoidance cases

HMRC wins blockbuster tax avoidance cases

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2016 10:07 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won two major tax avoidance battles against the Ingenious Film Partnership and Icebreaker avoidance schemes in cases worth more than £820 million in tax owed and interest.

HMRC’s win over Ernst & Young scheme protects more than £30m

HMRC’s win over Ernst & Young scheme protects more than £30m

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 13:42 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has defeated a tax avoidance scheme used by a major brewery, protecting around £30 million in tax.

HMRC wins millions from bank avoidance  case

HMRC wins millions from bank avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2016 12:18 BST

Offshore win nets £365 million in billion pound week for HMRC
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.

Stagecoach tax avoidance hits the buffers

Stagecoach tax avoidance hits the buffers

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2016 10:54 GMT

A tax avoidance scheme used by Stagecoach to cut their tax bill by £11 million has been stopped in its tracks.

Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users

Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2016 14:47 GMT

New statistics reveal that HMRC has collected more than £2 billion in disputed tax from tax avoiders, under rules introduced by the government in 2014.

Tax promoter and financial advisor guilty of film tax fraud

Tax promoter and financial advisor guilty of film tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2015 10:26 GMT

An accountant and an independent financial advisor, have been convicted for attempting to steal £2.2 million in a tax fraud linked to the film industry.

Ladbrokes gambles and loses £54m tax avoidance case

Ladbrokes gambles and loses £54m tax avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 15:28 GMT

High street bookies Ladbrokes has lost a £54m tax avoidance court case.

Taxman brings in record £1 billion from avoidance crackdown

Taxman brings in record £1 billion from avoidance crackdown

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2015 11:32 BST

HMRC has collected £1 billion in tax payments from users of tax avoidance schemes as a result of the government’s new rules to collect disputed tax upfront, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, announced today.

HMRC wins £45m in second Abbey National avoidance case

HMRC wins £45m in second Abbey National avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2015 11:39 BST

HMRC has won another major tax avoidance case against Abbey National Treasury Services PLC (ANTS), protecting more than £85 million for UK taxpayers.

HMRC wins millions from P&O in rate-booster tax avoidance case

HMRC wins millions from P&O in rate-booster tax avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2015 11:34 BST

HMRC has won a major tax avoidance case against P&O Steam Navigation Company Ltd, after the Upper Tribunal confirmed that the company’s ‘rate-booster’ scheme did not work. Double taxation relief of £14 million has been protected in this instance, with a further £140 million likely from around 20 similar cases.