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Rank Group

The Rank Group had attempted to recover excessive output tax declared and paid to HMRC in relation to Bingo sales, which had been incorrectly standard rated since the inception of VAT, forty-seven years ago. Most of the claims had been accepted and repaid by HMRC...

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Golfing Tobacco Smuggler Putt In Jail

A keen golfer who enjoyed playing golf in exotic locations by dodging tax on smuggled tobacco has been jailed. Dhanji Varsani, 56,  North West London, shipped in nearly 7000kg of hand-rolling tobacco worth £1.2 million in unpaid excise duty, an investigation by HM...

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Malde v HMRC

In the case of Malde v HMRC the First-tier Tribunal dismissed the Appellant’s appeal against HMRCs refusal to allow input tax to be reclaimed in relation to legal fees incurred by a sole trader where the input tax the individual had incurred in dealing with a freezing...

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Tax Fraudster Claims To Be Spy

Raymond Thomas,73, from Norfolk, made a claim he was a spy for the US Homeland Security to avoid HMRC prosecution.  Thomas was originally jailed in November 2017 for four years and eight months after the HMRC found he had stolen £1.6 million. He told family and...

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No Escape For Tobacco Smuggling Trio

8.5 million illegal cigarettes that was smuggled in window frames and laundry bags worth £2.8 million have been seized, destined for the UK.  Three Lithuanian men, Andrej Jerofejev, 53, Vilmantas Simaitis, 48, and Martynas Nazaras, 38, have been jailed for 4 years and...

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