On 9 December, a news release from HMRC advised that a gang suspected of being behind a multi-million pound global fraud, that uses software to hide till sales, has been targeted with the arrest of 5 people by HMRC.  An extensive investigation and intelligence operation, led to an international probe with enforcement action taken in the UK, US and Australia.  More than 100 HMRC officers visited 90 businesses across England, Scotland and Wales in a week of coordinated action.  The businesses are suspected of using an Electronic Sales Suppression (ESS) tool to manipulate their takings to evade paying tax and HMRC has used data to identify thousands of potential users.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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