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Ryanair Flights VAT Claim Arouses HMRC Suspicion

As a tax barrister I have seen many court cases arising from incorrect VAT  claims and today I read how Mr Alan Devere, a businessman from Oswestry, fraudulently claimed over £40,000 VAT credit from 2009 to 2012 through his computer repair company. It seems … Continue reading

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VAT Fraud of the Week

As a Tax Barrister I have seen quite a lot of VAT dodgy dealing and, indeed, defended good citizens against allegedly dodgy VAT claims from HMRC. I see that this week that HMRC caught up with Ms Allison Hawksworth who … Continue reading

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Report Highlights Czech VAT Collection Shortcomings

“A new report from the Czech Supreme Audit Office has revealed failings by Czech tax authorities to improve value-added tax (VAT) collections since 2008. The five-year shortfall seen in VAT receipts relative to budgetary targets expanded further in 2012 despite … Continue reading

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Crooked magistrate jailed for VAT fraud which led to £1m of taxpayers’ cash paid to his property firm

“Speaking after today’s hearing, Simon De Kayne, assistant director criminal investigation at HMRC, said: ‘This pair made incredibly crude attempts to falsify invoices and financial guarantees in a circle of fraudulent transactions. ‘It was a complete cut-and-paste regime that unravelled … Continue reading

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Dundee businessman jailed for 18 months over £166,000 VAT scam

“Dundee Sheriff Court heard Brinner Sabando told HMRC that his firm, Dundee-based Fresca Ltd, had made a loss after spending almost £1.4m on stock and equipment. But tax officials found he had only paid out £250,000. Sheriff Elizabeth Munro jailed … Continue reading

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Ash man jailed for VAT fraud

“An Ash man who created fake paperwork to support a VAT repayment claim of more than £24,000, in a bid to wipe out £19,000 he already owed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been sentenced for fraud.” What can I … Continue reading

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Farmer who ‘tippexed’ VAT forms jailed

“A farmer who ‘tippexed’ his business records and fraudulently claimed over £500,000 in VAT repayments has been jailed.” Nice try Mr Snow. http://www.u.tv/News/Farmer-who-tippexed-VAT-forms-jailed/37d1d268-641e-4930-ade6-1d21b8473376 Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant EamonMcNicholas.com

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