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  • 01 Feb 2021 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    26 January 2021: After several delays HMRC’s VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services is due to come into force on 1 March 2021. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides a reminder of the changes.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/tax-news/2021/jan-2021/delayed-cis-vat-reverse-charge-takes-effect-on-1-march


  • 18 Jan 2021 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A hotelier has been jailed for two years for a £380,000 VAT fraud, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said.

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19014923.scottish-hotelier-jailed-two-years-380-000-vat-fraud/?ref=twtrec


  • 18 Jan 2021 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An alert to taxpayers that HMRC may probe their internet, phone and mobile call logs to help it prove furlough fraud might not be as unsettling at it sounds.

    https://www.contractoruk.com/news/0014885hmrc_furlough_fraud_probe_mobile_phone_records_not_automatic.html


  • 18 Jan 2021 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    News that UK tax authority HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is ramping up criminal investigations into transfer pricing disputes shows its determination to tackle corporate tax compliance, an expert has said.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/increase-hmrc-criminal-investigations-marks-evolution-tax-compliance


  • 18 Jan 2021 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HMRC made 18,464 requests to access communications data like phone records and web histories to aid its criminal investigations in 2019, according to city law firm RPC. 

    https://www.cityam.com/taxman-snoops-on-18000-phone-records-and-web-histories/


  • 11 Jan 2021 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, is warning UK taxpayers to be vigilant of scams as the 31 January deadline for self-assessment tax returns approaches. On top of scammers taking advantage of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic throughout 2020, HMRC received more than 846,000 reports of suspicious communications impersonating them in the 12 months leading up to November 2020. This includes over 300,000 suspicious phone calls – a 47% increase from the previous 12 month period.

    https://www.cifas.org.uk/newsroom/self-assessment-criminal-duping-taxpayers


  • 11 Jan 2021 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    7 January 2021: As the 31 January deadline for self assessment tax returns approaches, accountants and their clients are being warned of a flood in scams purporting to be from HMRC – and warning that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2021/jan-2021/hmrc-flags-self-assessment-scam-surge


  • 11 Jan 2021 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Businesses are taking huge risks when making research and development tax credit claims, according to research released this week.

    https://www.smeweb.com/2021/01/04/firms-theatened-by-dodgy-rd-tax-relief-claims/?cli_action=1610360658.372


  • 04 Jan 2021 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Leading business figures across the West Midlands are celebrating after being named in the 2021 Queen’s New Year Honours List… Worcestershire-based Simon York, the director of the fraud investigation service at HMRC receives an CBE for services to countering international tax fraud.

    https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/news/2047396-midlands-business-leaders-named-in-new-year-honours-list


  • 21 Dec 2020 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Government is being urged by MPs to publish a list of companies that have signed up to the furlough scheme amid concerns it does not know how much is being lost through fraud and error.

    https://www.kentlive.news/news/uk-world-news/government-told-publish-list-companies-4816336?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
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