Excise

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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How one family were brought to their knees by the taxman

Businessman tells how his life was destroyed after being wrongly accused of fraud by HMRC. Left to right: Pam and Pat Owen; Richard and Heather Mills; Bill and Rikki Owen; Ricki and Francis Hone Photo: Geoff Pugh By Alasdair Palmer, The Telegraph Rick Hone will never forget the morning of February 5, 2009. “I was in the …

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