Maureen Carpenter, aged 52 years, has been jailed for eighteen months after a prolonged investigation by HMRC revealed that she had been filing fraudulent VAT returns in relation to Maureen’s son’s company Booze Booze Booze Ltd. Her intention was to avoid the right VAT to HMRC and to pocket the amount saved. Maureen Carpenter was been ordered to £250,000 within 3 months or having to face additional 3 years in jail and still owe the money. Read more..
1- John Hamill, resident of Stwarton, Ayrshire trading as a recycling consultant has been jailed for tax fraud after steeling more than £309,000 in tax. Mr. Hamil worked as the owner of GH Consulting from his home. He made profits of £1.3m from 2006 to 2014 but did not register or pay his tax due. On 3 April 2018, at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Mr. Hamil pleaded guilty to Income Tax fraud. He was sentenced to twenty one months in prison. Read more..
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 his private flying lessons and lived the life of luxury. Mr. Farrer already had several convictions and a suspended prison sentence at the time he was involved in tax evasion. HMRC’s tax investigation by numerous offices helped uncover his tax fraud and he has now been put in prison. Read more…
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. Mr. Wilson has now been ordered to pay up the tax evaded of £208,000 or face additional time in prison. Mr. Wilson now risks his house being sold to pay for the tax lost. Read more..