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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).

Fake accountant jailed for tax scam

Fake accountant jailed for tax scam

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 12:41 GMT

A Derby bookkeeper who pretended to be a fully qualified accountant to steal £143,957 through tax fraud, sending more than £100,000 of it to a woman he’d never met in Canada, has been jailed.

 £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.

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.

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Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

News   •   Aug 18, 2015 14:15 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discount travel programme to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been handed a confiscation order for £348,705.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

News   •   Jun 30, 2015 16:39 BST

A taskforce tackling wealthy tax cheats who are living beyond their means in Northern Ireland was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

News   •   Mar 11, 2015 16:41 GMT

A diesel laundering plant and illegal filling station, capable of evading £14.5 million in duty a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Darwen area of Lancashire.

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EU VAT changes: Twitter Q & A

EU VAT changes: Twitter Q & A

Blog posts   •   Nov 28, 2014 18:09 GMT

VAT place of supply of services rules changes from 1 January 2015. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) held a Twitter Q & A on 27 November 2014. Here we list some of the main questions to come out of that.

Tax deadline nears for health professionals

Tax deadline nears for health professionals

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2014 10:00 GMT

Health professionals such as physiotherapists and psychologists are running out of time to bring their tax affairs up to date on the best terms possible under a campaign being run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC launches Self Assessment Q&A video

HMRC launches Self Assessment Q&A video

Blog posts   •   Jan 10, 2014 15:09 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has produced a short YouTube video on the 31 January Self Assessment tax return deadline.

Have your say on tax free shopping for overseas visitors

Have your say on tax free shopping for overseas visitors

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2013 09:45 BST

Time is running out to have your say on plans to improve the Tax Free Shopping system offered to visitors to the UK.

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Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million. Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been o...

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Aquil AHMED (L) Victor SHEARER (R) SE 01.18

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Aquil AHMED (SE 01.18)

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All mod CONS: Man who set up ‘home’ on industrial estate jailed for £950k duty evasion
Patent Box interview with Exchequer Secretary

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The Patent Box enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned after 1 April 2013 from their patented invent...

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New government clampdown on tax dodgers

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, have today announced new actio...

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HMRC vs McLaren Racing - Upper Tribunal ruling
HMRC Issue Briefing - How are we doing? HMRC’s April to June 2013 performance

HMRC assesses its performance against a range of compliance, operational and customer service measures. This briefing looks at our performance against our targets for April to June 2013

How are we doing? HMRC’s performance – quarterly update

HMRC assesses its performance against a range of compliance, operational and customer service measures. This issue briefing looks at our performance against our forecasts and targets.

HMRC Briefing - Enforcing the National Minimum Wage

The majority of employers in the UK pay their workers at least the National Minimum Wage, but a small proportion fail to do so – which is illegal. This briefing explains our approach to ensuring that the national minimum wage is paid, and how we return arrears to workers.

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  • Individuals Desk
  • thomas.channon@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
  • 03000 585020
Responsible for Income Tax; Employee PAYE & National Insurance; Self Assessment; Capital Gains Tax; Inheritance Tax; Savings &... Show more

  • Press Officer
  • Business Desk
  • graham.dicdfqiksvanfvwon@hmrtmc.gsvci.bcmigoaufev.swuk
  • 03000 585021
Responsible for - Admin Burdens; Agents; Alcohol Duty; Air Passenger Duty; ATED; BPSS; Climate Change Levy; Construction Industry;... Show more

  • Scotland Contact: 03000 519 451
  • williarynissqrm.lyon@hmrgqdjc.gsvci.nqgoalpjnwv.geuk
  • 07469 023 331
HMRC Press officer for Scotland Contact: 03000 519 451

  • East Midlands
  • ashleigh.prince@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
  • 03000 598834
  • 07469021524