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.
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.
Low prosecution rates for minimum wage breaches, football clubs targeted for £45m tax recoup, and a property developer faces a £1.7m tax bill.
London’s Royal Opera House loses £532k VAT case, upper tribunal saves shipping company from £12.5m tax bill, and Poundland wins a £2.15m VAT case.
Crackdown on promoters of NIC avoidance schemes, 91,000 fraud tip-offs received in the first few months of the pandemic, and pair arrested on suspicion of £3.4m furlough fraud.
Call for furlough fraud checks to ramp up, record highs of scams against taxpayers, Boris Johnson faced questions over flat renovations, and offshore tax crackdown on Britons earning abroad.
Illegal business owner repays nearly £1m, tax debt trebles to £65bn, HMRC gets £100m to combat Covid fraud, online promoters dominate tax avoidance market.
Fashion boss jailed for six months, BBC radio presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 case, and HMRC required to improve quality of guidance.
Record £4.bn tax deferred in run up to self-assessment deadline, HMRC penalties double in the last six months, restaurant boss owing £266k tax receives ban, and 1.8m taxpayers fail to meet self-assessment deadline.
HMRC penalties for taxpayer compliance failings increase by 62%, online IR35 tool fails 19% of the time, largest 'big company' tax payment for over a decade, and PAC warns Bounce Back Loan rushed out too quickly.
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