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Fraudsters jailed for £29 million research and development tax relief claim

Fraudsters jailed for £29 million research and development tax relief claim

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2020 16:21 GMT

Three men involved in a fraudulent £29.5 million claim for tax relief on a bogus IT project have been jailed for a total of 21 years.

HMRC and ASA launch new action to disrupt promoters of tax avoidance schemes
Capital Gains Tax changes that Self Assessment customers need to know about

Capital Gains Tax changes that Self Assessment customers need to know about

Press releases   •   Nov 24, 2020 11:12 GMT

Time is running out for anyone who sold a second home during 2019-20 to declare it on their Self Assessment tax return.

Four million illicit cigarettes uncovered in Glasgow warehouse

Four million illicit cigarettes uncovered in Glasgow warehouse

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 10:56 GMT

Three men have been charged and 4.2 million suspected illicit cigarettes seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2020 10:58 GMT

Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Father and son jailed for £1.6 million tobacco fraud

Father and son jailed for £1.6 million tobacco fraud

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2020 16:10 GMT

A Newcastle father and son, who led a tobacco crime gang that smuggled more than five million illegal cigarettes into the North East, have been jailed.

Runaway tobacco and VAT fraudster jailed

Runaway tobacco and VAT fraudster jailed

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2020 11:21 GMT

A Buckinghamshire man has been jailed for six years after he illegally imported more than two million cigarettes, stole hundreds of thousands of pounds in VAT and then fled the country to escape punishment.

Former BHS boss guilty of tax evasion

Former BHS boss guilty of tax evasion

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2020 16:43 GMT

Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 in 2015, has been found guilty of evading tax of £584,000. He has been jailed for six years.

Ready, steady, file: 100 days left to Self Assess

Ready, steady, file: 100 days left to Self Assess

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2020 10:00 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that there are just 100 days left to complete their tax return ahead of the deadline on 31 January 2021.

54,800 customers claim tax relief for working from home

54,800 customers claim tax relief for working from home

Press releases   •   Oct 13, 2020 10:14 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received more than 54,800 claims from customers using a new online portal which allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home.

HMRC urges universities to warn new students of tax scams danger

HMRC urges universities to warn new students of tax scams danger

Press releases   •   Oct 05, 2020 12:13 BST

Students starting university this year are being warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that they could be targeted by a fresh wave of tax scams.

Self Assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Self Assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2020 15:37 BST

Self Assessment customers can apply online for additional support to help spread the cost of their tax bill into monthly payments from today (1 October), without the need to call HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Restaurant owner must pay £1.2m or face 7 years behind bars

Restaurant owner must pay £1.2m or face 7 years behind bars

Press releases   •   Sep 25, 2020 11:09 BST

​A restaurant owner who laundered cash stolen by his VAT fraudster wife has been ordered to hand over £1.2 million within three months or face an extra seven-and-a-half years in jail.

Wild and wonderful places you can Eat Out to Help Out

Wild and wonderful places you can Eat Out to Help Out

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2020 00:01 BST

On top of mountains, on board a Royal Yacht and even sat amongst llamas – these are just some of the wild and wonderful places where you can enjoy the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Millions of teenagers to get access to pot of money each over the next nine years

Millions of teenagers to get access to pot of money each over the next nine years

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2020 11:00 BST

Millions of teenagers are set to benefit for the first time from money in Child Trust Funds (CTFs) that has been waiting for them since they were young children.

Support for working families affected by Coronavirus given an extra boost

Support for working families affected by Coronavirus given an extra boost

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2020 10:35 BST

Families who benefit from government funded childcare support were given a boost today as the Government announced that they would not lose out due to COVID-19.

Four arrests in phone scam raids

Four arrests in phone scam raids

Press releases   •   Jul 29, 2020 15:31 BST

Two men and two women have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected multi-million pound phone scam targeting UK taxpayers.

 Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

Eat Out to Help Out – look for the logo

Press releases   •   Jul 28, 2020 12:02 BST

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - and today a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.

Tax credits deadline:customers at risk of losing out

Tax credits deadline:customers at risk of losing out

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2020 00:01 BST

Tax credits customers have just one week left to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about changes to their circumstances or income before the deadline on 31 July 2020.