Springtime tax scams target young and vulnerable, warns HMRC

Springtime tax scams target young and vulnerable, warns HMRC

Young adults who may have less experience of the tax system should be especially vigilant against springtime refund scams, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Scammers are increasingly targeting vulnerable or elderly people and those with less familiarity with the...
Music tuner’s VAT fraud falls flat

Music tuner’s VAT fraud falls flat

A Somerset company boss, who fraudulently reclaimed more than £230,000 of VAT, has been jailed for two years after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation. Richard John Whittall, 76, of Minehead, was a supplier of precision tuners for stringed instruments and a...
Millions raised from tax evading dog breeders

Millions raised from tax evading dog breeders

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling dishonest dog breeders selling pups on the black market. HMRC set up the taskforce in October 2015 after discussions with animal welfare groups suggested tens of thousands of...

Restaurant owner used stolen VAT money to pay school fees

The owner of a Surrey restaurant who used stolen VAT money to pay her children’s school fees has been jailed. Huey Jun Khoo, along with her business partner Jing Fu, used an off-the-record card machine at the Bon East Chinese restaurant in Farnham to pocket £180,000...