Unpaid Tax

‘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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Tax Evasion: HMRC Granted Access to Information on Debit & Credit Card Payments

HMRC have been granted new legal powers which allow them to access information on credit and debit card payments from card processing companies. This will allow HMRC to discover the number and value of payment transactions completed by specific businesses or traders.  The Revenue have said that these far-reaching new powers are needed in order …

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Parking Penalty Fines: VAT Taxable Supply or Contractual Damages?

In the recent case of Vehicle Control Services Limited v HM Revenue & Customs [2013]¬†the Court of Appeal considered whether Vehicle Control Services Limited were liable to pay VAT on parking¬†penalty¬†charges. The Court of¬†Appeal overruled the decision of the Upper Tier Tax Tribunal and found that parking penalty fees are not a taxable supply (therefore …

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