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Three arrested in suspected million pound tax fraud

Three arrested in suspected million pound tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2018 19:23 GMT

Two men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected one million pound tax fraud.

Shisha shipping company director  sentenced for tax evasion

Shisha shipping company director sentenced for tax evasion

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 12:20 GMT

A London man, who evaded nearly £300,000 in tax importing a shipping container loaded with shisha tobacco, has been sentenced.

Flying tax fraudster grounded

Flying tax fraudster grounded

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2018 16:49 GMT

A serial fraudster, who lied about his disability and stole more than £280,000 VAT and benefits to pay for flying lessons, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years

Security company director under lock and key

Security company director under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 16:22 GMT

The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Chef jailed for using false identities  in £900,000 cigarette smuggling fraud

Chef jailed for using false identities in £900,000 cigarette smuggling fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 12:40 GMT

A London woman who smuggled three million illicit cigarettes into the UK using false identities, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes

Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2018 12:52 GMT

Three Londoners caught with a million illicit cigarettes, worth £310,000 in lost duty to the UK public purse, have been sentenced.

Mailbox cigarette smugglers delivered to jail

Mailbox cigarette smugglers delivered to jail

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 12:38 GMT

A pair of smugglers from London who used multiple mailbox delivery accounts to bring illegal cigarettes into the UK have been jailed for a total of nearly five years.

Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 12:18 GMT

Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.

Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2018 14:57 GMT

A company director who used his food delivery business to make £227,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced.

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 12:58 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who failed to pay almost £210,000 of tax and National Insurance due on self-employed earnings, has been jailed for 18 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Banker, millionaire and fake spy revealed in HMRC’s top ten criminal cases of the year

Banker, millionaire and fake spy revealed in HMRC’s top ten criminal cases of the year

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 11:30 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today revealed its top ten tax fraud and organised crime cases of the last year.

Company director sentenced for  £190k tax fraud

Company director sentenced for £190k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:48 GMT

A London company director, who dodged paying £190,000 of tax, has been sentenced after admitting fraud.

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:16 GMT

A former West Sussex publican who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in VAT and Corporation Tax has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Secret curry purchases catch tax evader

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 16:53 GMT

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 11:35 GMT

Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 18:14 GMT

A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 14:50 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:59 GMT

A millionaire businessman, serving four years in prison after failing to pay £1.3m in tax, has been ordered to payback £1,232,189.23 or serve a further eight years in prison and still owe the money.

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Back to jail for Chinese restaurant VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 09:45 GMT

A Chinese restaurant owner, who was jailed for VAT fraud, has been sent back to prison for not repaying the money he stole.

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:16 GMT

An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing the VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, has been sentenced.