- HMRC ?aggressively? seizing small business assets to settle tax bills
- ITV star pursued by HMRC for unpaid tax bill worth ?2m
?These men were stealing from the taxpayer and undercutting legitimate traders.?Investigations revealed that during the seven-month scam, the brothers had distributed smuggled alcohol worth ?3.6 million in unpaid duty and VAT into the UK. The tax evaded by the duo was the equivalent of the starting salary for 130 new nurses in London. Just days before the start of the trial, Taylan Donger attempted to flee to Turkey, but was arrested by HMRC officers on 20 September 2018 at Stansted Airport and remanded in custody. The Dongers denied evading excise duty and VAT, but were found guilty by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court on 24 October 2018. Tayfun Donger was given a six-and-a-half year sentence, and Taylan six years,?on 1 November. __________________________________________________________________________________
?120,000 VAT scam exposed: HMRC sentences small business owner A clothing wholesaler from Rochdale has been sentenced by HMRC after forging documents to steal almost ?120,000 in VAT repayments. __________________________________________________________________________________
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