vat fraud

Two pharmacists who lied about exporting life-saving cancer and HIV medicines to Nigeria have been jailed for six and a half years for fraudulently claiming £300,000 in VAT repayments.

A Bristol businessman involved in a £156m VAT fraud wants to return to the UK and face his prison sentence after nearly 10 years on the run.

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A film fraudster has been jailed for three years and eight months after cheating the public revenue of £1.6m in VAT. 

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Devon accountant Robert Carpenter was jailed at Exeter Crown Court last week after pleading guilty to a £95,000 VAT fraud. 

A Northern Irish bookkeeper was jailed for nine months for her part in a £140,000 VAT fraud. 

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An Essex accountant was jailed last week after being found guilty of claiming £340,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments.

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An Essex accountant was convicted, but avoided prison with a suspended 10-month sentence for attempting to evade nearly £100,000 of tax by falsifying VAT returns.

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Nine men who pretended to be butchers, then made fraudulent VAT refund claims of £1m by faking invoices, have been sentenced after an investigation by HMRC.

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A VAT fraudster has been ordered to repay crime profits of £2.4 million within six months, or face a further seven years' jail time.

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