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Music tuner’s VAT fraud falls flat

Music tuner’s VAT fraud falls flat

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 13:46 GMT

A Somerset company boss, who fraudulently reclaimed more than £230,000 of VAT, has been jailed for two years after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

VAT fraudster fails to dodge justice with forged hospital report

VAT fraudster fails to dodge justice with forged hospital report

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2019 11:20 GMT

A crooked accountant who tried to escape justice by forging a medical report from a Cypriot hospital has been jailed for a £400,000 VAT scam.

One month to go before VAT goes digital for 1 million

One month to go before VAT goes digital for 1 million

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2019 00:01 GMT

Businesses are being urged to get ready as over 2,000 businesses a day sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 00:01 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging business owners to prepare now and consider three steps to ensure their businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Ditch paper receipts – as VAT goes digital

Ditch paper receipts – as VAT goes digital

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 14:35 GMT

Senior Decision Makers in finance and accounting admit to not being the best at keeping receipts, as 65% confess to having lost them, according to a new YouGov poll out today.

Man jailed for using tax fraud to pay off confiscation order

Man jailed for using tax fraud to pay off confiscation order

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2019 13:19 GMT

A South Lanarkshire man has been jailed for more than two years after using a VAT tax fraud to repay money he had previously made as a forger.

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 16:35 GMT

Three brothers, who stole £3 million in a tax scam involving pubs and restaurants, have been jailed.

Thousands of sellers red-flagged to online marketplaces reveals HMRC

Thousands of sellers red-flagged to online marketplaces reveals HMRC

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2019 00:01 GMT

Over 4,600 online sellers have been red-flagged to marketplaces for tax evasion during the last two years, reveals HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As a result, many sellers have had their online stores deleted.

Racing driver jailed for tax fraud

Racing driver jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2018 10:33 GMT

A Hemel Hempstead company director, who funded his hobby racing high-powered sports cars in races across Europe through a £450,000 tax scam, has been jailed.

Jail sentence dished out to Indian restaurant owner

Jail sentence dished out to Indian restaurant owner

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 12:02 GMT

The owner of Indian restaurants across Dorset has been jailed for a £200,000 tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business

Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 14:41 BST

A pilot for a new online VAT service was launched today, with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) inviting more than half a million businesses to try it ahead of new rules coming into force in April 2019.

Tax stealing duo jailed

Tax stealing duo jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 13:29 BST

A pair of company bosses, who spun a web of lies so they could steal more than £360,000 through various tax frauds, have been jailed.

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 23, 2018 10:45 BST

A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.

Payback time for security company director

Payback time for security company director

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 14:56 BST

A Gloucester security services company director, who was jailed for stealing almost half a million pounds in tax, must pay back £67,424 or face another two years in jail and still owe the money.

Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud

Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 18:30 BST

A former builder, who falsely claimed £750,000 of VAT repayments to pay for gambling and living expenses, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Flying and ferry fleeing fugitives grounded over £1m VAT scam

Flying and ferry fleeing fugitives grounded over £1m VAT scam

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 13:53 BST

Father and son tax fugitives are finally behind bars after being captured in Spain and extradited to the UK.

Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud

Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2018 11:53 BST

Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.

Party time over for jailed businesswomen

Party time over for jailed businesswomen

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 13:41 BST

A North East businesswoman, who forged invoices to fraudulently pocket £87,000 in VAT refunds, has been jailed for not repaying the money she stole.

Wiltshire businessman jailed in £190k tax scam

Wiltshire businessman jailed in £190k tax scam

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 14:22 BST

A company director, who stole more than £190,000 in tax, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

IT recyclers jailed for VAT fraud and money laundering

IT recyclers jailed for VAT fraud and money laundering

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 11:48 BST

Two businessmen have been jailed for stealing almost £145,000 VAT and laundering money for a gang jailed for more than 54 years.