Increased worry about VAT fraud has led to a sharp rise in the number of that VAT refunds that HMRC has delayed.
A couple from Kent have been jailed for committing insurance fraud and not paying tax on over £900,000 earnings from ‘ghost’ insurance broking.
The government must give “swift assurance” that the introduction of the Universal Credit will not cause a rise in benefit fraud, MPs have said.
Two men guilty of smuggling tens of thousands of litres of illicit Italian wine into the UK have been jailed for excise duty and VAT evasion after an HMRC investigation.
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) accountant and a fellow official were convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud involving £1m in false taxi claims.
Former president of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), Andrew Meeson, and his associate Peter Bradley have been jailed for eight-and-a-half years each
A convicted VAT fraudster has been sentenced to a further 10 years in jail after failing to pay a £14m confiscation order.
An accountant has admitted to stealing £540,000 to fund his gambling addiction, Durham Crown Court heard.
An HMRC employee has been jailed for siphoning £12,000 from taxpayers' accounts in a "flagrant breach of trust".