Duties

Case Study: HMRC’s Entry, Search & Seizure Declared Unlawful by High Court

In the recent case of case of R (on the application of Robin Lees & Others) v Solihull Magistrates Court and HMRC [2013] EWHC 3779 the Claimants sought judicial review against a search and seizure warrant granted by Solihull Magistrates Court, and executed by HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”). The High Court held that the execution of the search and …

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‘Booze Brothers’ Jailed Over £6.4m Alcohol Duty Tax Fraud

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have investigated and captured two brothers from Scunthorpe, Inderjit & Amandeep Mangher, who attempted to dodge £6.4 million in excise duty by selling tax-free wine, beer and spirits intended for export. The brothers were jailed after HMRC officers found large quantities of illicit alcohol, including beer, wine and spirits at a off licence shop …

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Retailer jailed for evading import duty and VAT

The owner of Quality Foods, Mr Puis Sedani (“Mr Sendani”), 51, has admitted to evading £580,000 worth of import duty and VAT on tobacco products. Despite two previous warnings from HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) for selling illegal tobacco and alcohol in January 2011 and December 2011, HMRC officers still later uncovered in November 2012, 447 …

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Evading Import Tax worth £2m

The Old Bailey sentenced a garlic smuggler for six years after evading £2million duty, which is the longest sentence given for evading customs duty. Murugasan Natrajan imported garlic into the UK from his business Perfect Imports & Exports in Southall, West London. However customs officers raided Mr Natrajan’s premises after noticing that he had suddenly stopped importing garlic …

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