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Category Archives: Tax Evasion

Large VAT and Corporation Tax Investigation Closed

This case came to us from an accounting firm in London. After the client received the tax investigation letter from HMRC, their accountants absconded and closed their offices and stopped taking any calls or letters! The client was ultimately referred … Continue reading

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Tax fraudster and benefits cheat jailed

Keiran Farrer, 39, has been jailed for four and half years for tax evasion including VAT fraud of £280,000 and benefits cheating. Mr. Farrer had set up fraudulent business through which he stole VAT and used it to pay for … Continue reading

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Security company boss jailed for tax fraud of £500,000

Jonathan Benjamin Schofield, 32, a boss of a security company, has been jailed for three years after being involved in tax fraud of almost £500,000. He cheated the HMRC by underpaying VAT, income tax and national insurance. During the tax … Continue reading

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Mechanic jailed after tax investigation for £208k tax fraud

Ian Wilson, 61, was sentenced in January 2018 to eighteen months in prison for tax evasion including underpaying his tax and national insurance by understating his actual income. Cash of £110,000 was discovered at his home when HMRC raided him. … Continue reading

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Lunar Missions Ltd [2018] TC 06286

The First Tier Tribunal has decided that value added tax was due on crowdfunding payments at the time the main company issued single purpose face value tenders/ vouchers to the financial backers involved in the arrangement.

Goldsmith [2018] TC 06284

The First Tier Tribunal has allowed a taxpayerʼs appeal against HMRC’s late filing penalties. The Tribunal found that the tax returns were issued to collect tax already calculated and ‘assessed’ by the tax payer’s P800s and were not for the … Continue reading

Accountant and developer jailed for tax evasion following HMRC investigation

Aquil Ahmed, an accountant, and Victor Shearer,  director of a development company have been jailed for different forms of tax fraud involving VAT, PAYE and income tax totalling to £6.9 million. They have been ordered to pay back more than … Continue reading

Father and son jailed for VAT and tax evasion following HMRC enquiry

Three tax fraudsters including a father and son have been jailed for 10 years for fraudulently claiming VAT on building new houses that never existed. Jamie Colwell, 51, Brian Colwell, 74 and Briony James, 45 fraudulently claimed to have spent … Continue reading

Importer jailed for tax fraud

Russell Goodenough, 48 of Aberdeenshire has been jailed for 18 months for VAT fraud. Mr. Goodenough imported large quantities of scrap metal to the UK and sold to his customers with VAT but decided to pocket the £205,000 VAT charged … Continue reading

Free Tax Seminar – Friday 23 Feb 2018 – 6pm

Churchill Tax will be hosting another free tax seminar on Friday 23rd February 2018 at Double Tree Hilton, Holborn, London. The seminar will start at 6pm and finish at around 7:45pm. The following topics will be covered by our speakers: 1-    2017 … Continue reading