A former Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) president and a fellow company director who were jailed for pension scheme tax fraud in 2013 have been ordered to pay back a total of £5.1m.
An Irish accountant received an 18-month jail sentence, with the final 12 months suspended, for charges including fraudulent evasion of tax and failing to lodge VAT returns.
A bookkeeper who admitted falsifying PAYE tax returns has been jailed for 15 months.
Earlier this week the union representing most HMRC staff claimed that tax evasion is costing more than £80bn a year, an estimate dismissed by HMRC.
HMRC has launched five VAT taskforces in the Midlands as part of an initiative to bring in over £100m in the current tax year.
A new estimate of the UK’s tax gap is “flawed and muddled”, according to HMRC.
Tax reliefs are a necessary part of any tax system and play a significant role in defining the scope of tax, HM Treasury has said in response to the Public Accounts Committee’s finding in June that
Early indications are that businesses wishing to bid for government contracts are “very mindful” of the need to be tax compliant, according to a review of the government’s new tax and procureme
HMRC has published its most recent list of deliberate tax defaulters, as part of its campaign against tax evasion.
Tax professionals have warned that a proposed “strict liability” criminal offence of failing to declare offshore income and gains could result in taxpayers who have no criminal intent being sen