A Dorset yacht broker has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of VAT fraud to the value of £210,000 at Bournemouth Crown Court.
A husband and wife have been sentenced at the Old Bailey for attempting to steal £220,000 through a complex VAT fraud involving designer goods.
Officials from HMRC have carried out several raids after looking into allegations t
HMRC has announced that five ‘ghost’ plumbers have been arrested and a further 600 are under civil investigation for failing to pay the right amount of tax.
HMRC this week officially launched its campaign to target the 40,000 businesses it believes are earning above the £73,000 threshold, but are not registered for VAT.
Online traders and private tutors are next in line for HMRC’s rolling programme of tax crackdowns, and a spokesman told AccountingWEB that the accountancy profession could be a potential target
HMRC will target thousands of tax evaders after launching its first 16 criminal investigations from its recent tax amnesties.
HMRC has launched a new amnesty campaign targeting businesses trading above the VAT threshold without being registered.