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  • 25 Mar 2018 8:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud has received more than 1,700 reports in the past two weeks of phishing attempts involving scammers pretending to be from HM Revenue & Customs.


    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2018/03/15/action-fraud-sees-1-700-hmrc-phishing-reports-in-two-weeks/

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The government wants to combat online VAT fraud and with the VAT split payment, it will seek to use payments industry technology to collect VAT on online sales and transfer it directly to HMRC


    http://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/top-takeaways-2018-spring-statement/

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Hull shopkeeper has been jailed for five years after being caught with more than one million illicit cigarettes hidden in self-storage containers.

    https://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/shopkeeper-jailed-670k-tobacco-fraud-13-03-2018/

  • 11 Mar 2018 10:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new crackdown on UK property being bought using “murky” money from overseas has seen the first ever instance of the National Crime Agency issuing two unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) on £22m worth of London and south-east property.

    https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2018/03/05/new-money-laundering-rules-enforced-on-politicians-22m-properties/

  • 11 Mar 2018 10:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    HMRC has warned taxpayers with overseas assets that they risk higher penalties


    https://economia.icaew.com/en/news/march-2018/hmrc-warns-tax-dodgers-of-higher-penalties

  • 04 Mar 2018 9:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The European Commission has launched a consultation on proposals to enhance the amount of data available to member states and European law enforcement bodies to better combat e-commerce VAT evasion and fraud.


    https://www.tax-news.com/news/EU_Consults_On_Tackling_ECommerce_VAT_NonCompliance____76463.html

  • 25 Feb 2018 10:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He reclaimed £260,000 from the taxman and was paid £243,000. But a probe revealed that his returns were bogus.


    http://www.itv.com/news/border/2018-02-16/carlisle-man-jailed-for-284k-vat-and-benefit-fraud/

  • 25 Feb 2018 10:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Revenue said that more than 120 officers searched two private and 16 business addresses in Northern Ireland leading to the arrest of two men and one woman.


    https://economia.icaew.com/en/news/february-2018/hmrc-arrests-three-people-in-1m-fraud-case

  • 25 Feb 2018 10:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An administrative officer in HMRC’s “claimant compliance team”, falsely claimed for years to be single parent for tax purposes


    https://economia.icaew.com/en/news/february-2018/hmrc-worker-sentenced-for-50000-tax-fraud

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:15 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Admitted was knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of Value Added Tax amounting to £20,000 by repeatedly submitting claims for repayment of VAT on non-qualifying transactions and transactions which had not taken place.


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