Tax Rebates & Refunds

Accountant sentenced for £186k tax fraud

October 29, 2013
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An accountant from Birmingham has been found guilty of stealing £186,000 by defrauding HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Akeel Mirza from Edgbaston has now been jailed for his crimes after being caught altering his clients’ tax returns in order to defraud tax officials. As well as doctoring documents to claim £140,000 to falsely claim tax [...]

Footballer Messi in court over tax fraud charges

October 22, 2013
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The footballer Lionel Messi, who currently plays for Barcelona and his home country of Argentina, has appeared in a court in Spain along with his father to answer accusations of tax fraud.
Messi and his father Jorge Messi are between them accused of committing tax fraud of more than €4 million (£3.4 million). The Spanish [...]

Alert issued by council over tax rebate scam

October 16, 2013
Posted in Fraud, Tax Rebates — Written by Jennifer — Comments (0)

For most people, receiving news of a tax rebate would be very gratefully received, which is perhaps why a tax rebate scam informing people by email that they are owed money by the taxman still continues to claim victims.
The latest warning over tax rebate scams comes from Erewash Borough Council, which has recently issued [...]

Prison for ID thieves who falsely claimed tax rebates

September 18, 2013
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A gang of four people who took part in a £2 million tax rebate fraud have now been jailed for up to seven and a half years.
The criminals, who were based in Southampton, mainly used identity theft to carry out their plan to defraud the public purse. They stole the identities of more than [...]

Around half of Greek businesses committing tax fraud

August 21, 2013
Posted in Fraud — Written by Jennifer — Comments (0)

A recent investigation has found that nearly half (50 per cent) of businesses in Greece are committing some form of tax fraud.
The tax authorities in Greece, which investigate cases of tax fraud as well as handling income tax and tax rebate claims, recently carried out spot-checks in businesses across the whole of the country, [...]

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