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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.

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).

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Brass-necked scrap metal dealer jailed after £200,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 13:20 GMT

A Scottish scrap metal dealer who failed to pay more than £200,000 of VAT he charged his customers, has been jailed for 18 months, after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 £1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

£1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 13:39 GMT

Three tax fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of nearly 10 years in prison - two in their absence after they absconded - for their role in stealing almost £1 million in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed.

 Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

Marketing consultant’s lies land him an 18 month sentence

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 11:49 GMT

A company director from Aberdare, who set up fake businesses and sent bogus invoices between them as he attempted to steal more than £140,000 in tax, has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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).

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Former civil servant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 14:11 GMT

A 53-year-old Dungannon businessman, who stole more than £170,000 in a VAT fraud, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

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).

Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

Brief scam revealed as tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 14:33 BST

A call centre worker from Swansea, who set up a company to sell men’s designer underwear as a front to steal more than £50,000 from taxpayers through a VAT fraud, has been jailed.