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HMRC News

June 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

Large businesses believed to have overclaimed £725m in R&D tax relief, takeaway owner's £350,000 tax fraud, and a “more aggressive” approach by HMRC as transfer pricing investigations soar.

May 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

HMRC confiscates assets worth £39m, tax avoidance scheme promoters named, and HMRC wins a £1.7m VAT case.

April 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

£1bn VAT fraudster arrested after nine years on the run, trio sentenced for over £593k VAT fraud, HMRC fights to recoup lost Covid revenue and hits astonishing £30bn.

March 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

£1 billion recovered by HMRC fraud squad, independent school amongst those failing to properly pay staff, and £54k in penalties written off by court due to ignorance.

February 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

Family commits £62,000 worth of benefit fraud, only 25% of £5.8bn loss to be repaid from Covid fraud, barrister convicted for £100k VAT fraud.

January 2022 Tax Investigation Round Up

£1 billion recovered by HMRC fraud squad, independent school and hair salon amongst those failing to properly pay staff, and £54k in penalties written off by court due to ignorance.

December 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

HMRC collects £100bn more tax than the previous year, £35.8bn tax underpayment last year by big businesses, and HMRC estimates £500m tax lost to avoidance schemes.

November 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

A large volume of fraud enquiries expected across Wales, HMRC nudge letters sent to cryptocurrency investors, and the top UK tax avoidance hotspots are revealed.

October 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

Businessman’s £40m furlough claim for companies with no staff, fraudulent VAT claim for £250k leads to jail sentence, co-founder of Wise charged £365k fine, and professional referees lose £54k in IR35 case.

September 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

Furlough fraud enquiries predicted as furlough finishes across Wales, nine-year ban issued to construction directors over £124k hidden funds, and a takeaway boss is imprisoned for avoiding over £100k in tax payments.

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