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HMRC News

June 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

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.

May 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

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.

April 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

Illegal business owner repays nearly £1m, tax debt trebles to £65bn, HMRC gets £100m to combat Covid fraud, online promoters dominate tax avoidance market.

March 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

Fashion boss jailed for six months, BBC radio presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 case, and HMRC required to improve quality of guidance.

February 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

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.

January 2021 Tax Investigation Round Up

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.

December 2020 Tax Investigation Round Up

Restaurant boss disqualified for seven years, 4,000 Eat Out to Help Out verification requests issued, trio jailed for £29.5m tax scam, latest figures reveal extent of global tax evasion.

November 2020 Tax Investigation Round Up

First Eat Out to Help Out arrests made, £400 million in furlough cash repaid, BHS owner Dominic Chappell jailed for six years, HMRC urge property sellers to review Capital Gains Tax.

October 2020 Tax Investigation Round Up

HMRC's CJRS letters cause alarm among employers, suspected £70,000 furlough fraud leads to two arrests, and 18-year ban issued to event directors.

September 2020 Tax Investigation Round Up

Upper Tribunal IR35 appeal goes in favour of HMRC, HMRC collect £120m from deals struck with tax evaders, and 3,000 employers targeted in relation to CJRS claims.

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