Arrests in suspected ₤2.9m Tax fraud
2 people from Cheadle Hulme have been
arrested during morning raids as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
investigation into a suspected Tax fraud estimated to be in excess of ₤2.9
On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, Officers from HMRC searched a residential address in Cheadle Hulme and a business premises in Manchester. Cash, computers, business
and personal records were seized during the operation.
The arrests were made as a result of an investigation into the Tax arrangements
for a couple who are suspected of under declaring their true personal income and
Paul Maybury, Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, said:-
"The vast majority of Taxpayers pay the Tax they owe, but where we suspect
people aren't doing that we will not hesitate to use the full range of our
powers to investigate and recover any revenue losses quickly and effectively.
Individuals who attempt to hide their true income should know they face
prosecution. If anyone has information about Tax fraud, we encourage them to
contact us on:- 0800 788 887." 1 man and 1 woman were arrested and have been interviewed and released
pending further enquiries.