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Savers to earn 50p for every £1 thanks to new Government backed saving plan

Savers to earn 50p for every £1 thanks to new Government backed saving plan

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 00:01 BST

Hardworking people on low incomes are set to benefit from a new Government savings account that offers a 50% bonus. Help to Save will reward savers with an extra 50p for every £1 saved, meaning over 4 years a maximum saving of £2,400 would result in an overall bonus of £1,200.

Blackpool shopkeeper must repay £250,000 in stolen VAT

Blackpool shopkeeper must repay £250,000 in stolen VAT

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 11:27 BST

A Blackpool shopkeeper, who was jailed for tax fraud after false VAT returns were submitted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has been ordered to repay £250,000.

Check your tax credits information: New parents could be missing out on almost £500 a year

Check your tax credits information: New parents could be missing out on almost £500 a year

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:16 BST

Thousands of parents could be at risk of missing out on hundreds of pounds from their tax credits by accidently reporting their income incorrectly.

More than a million people still need to renew their tax credits

More than a million people still need to renew their tax credits

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 12:12 BST

There’s just one week to go to the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline and HMRC is urging over a million customers yet to renew to do it online today because this is the quickest and easiest way.

‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps Tax Credits customers

‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps Tax Credits customers

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 10:00 BST

New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

“So much easier than filling in forms” - tax credit customers praise HMRC’s digital services

“So much easier than filling in forms” - tax credit customers praise HMRC’s digital services

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2017 11:27 BST

More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today.

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.

Tax credit renewal – one week to go

Tax credit renewal – one week to go

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2017 00:01 BST

With just one week to go until the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging the 960,000 customers that are still to renew to do it now – or risk having their payments stopped.

Tax credits advisor sentenced for fraud

Tax credits advisor sentenced for fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2017 13:42 BST

An ex-HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee from Dudley, who lied on her tax credits claims to steal more than £56,000, has been sentenced.

HMRC and Concentrix end tax credits contract

HMRC and Concentrix end tax credits contract

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 17:25 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Concentrix have agreed to end, with immediate effect, the contract through which Concentrix provided additional capacity to check tax credits claims and reduce error and fraud in the system.

Crooked courier gets sentence delivered

Crooked courier gets sentence delivered

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 16:31 BST

A 41-year-old Belfast delivery driver, who admitted falsifying his income records in a £140,000 fraud, has been jailed for eight months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Only one week left to renew tax credits

Only one week left to renew tax credits

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2016 00:01 BST

People are being warned to renew their tax credits so their payments don’t stop, with only seven days to go until the deadline.

HMRC arrest three during investigation into suspected £300m corporation tax scam

HMRC arrest three during investigation into suspected £300m corporation tax scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 11:05 BST

Three men have been arrested in connection with an investigation, by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), into a suspected attempt to fraudulently claim £300 million in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits.

94% increase in online tax credits renewals

94% increase in online tax credits renewals

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:50 BST

More than 750,000 people renewed their tax credits online, almost doubling last year’s figure, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today.

Record 500,000 people renew tax credits online

Record 500,000 people renew tax credits online

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2015 14:36 BST

More than half a million people have renewed their tax credits online, 278,000 more than at the same time last year.

Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period

Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 11:00 BST

Fraudsters are targeting tax credits claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the 31 July renewals deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warned today.

One million people renew their tax credits

One million people renew their tax credits

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 16:19 BST

Thousands of people have already used the tax credit online renewal service in the early hours of the morning, new statistics reveal today.

Mini-cab couple sentenced for tax fraud

Mini-cab couple sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 15:40 BST

A married couple who ran a mini-cab company in North London have been sentenced for stealing £138,000 in Tax Credits, Income Tax and National Insurance and have been ordered to pay back the money within six months.

Tax credits error and fraud reduced to an all-time low

Tax credits error and fraud reduced to an all-time low

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 12:01 BST

Error and fraud in the tax credits system has been reduced to its lowest level since tax credits were introduced in 2003.

HMRC urges everyone to renew their tax credits early and online

HMRC urges everyone to renew their tax credits early and online

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2015 10:05 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging people to renew their tax credits claim online as soon as possible ahead of the deadline in July.