Tax Evasion

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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HMRC Policy to “Name and Shame” Deliberate Tax Defaulters (Including Individuals)

As part of the government’s crackdown on tax evasion, the names and details of deliberate tax defaulters are now being published by HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”).  The purpose of this is to act as a deterrent to those who have received penalties for either making deliberate errors in their tax returns or deliberately failing to comply with their tax …

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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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HMRC & CPS Prosecute Shisha Tobacco Smuggling Gang

Six tobacco smugglers have been sentenced at the Old Bailey after being involved in illegal importation of shisha tobacco into the United Kingdom.  The arrests came after HM Revenue & Customers  (“HMRC”) amounted their biggest ever investigation into contraband shisha tobacco. The operation began in April 2013 after the Border Force Offices at Tilbury docks discovered 2.2 …

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