HMRC Introduces New System to Tackle Scam Phone Calls

HMRC has introduced a new system designed to prevent criminals from spoofing government helpline phone numbers. According to HMRC, criminals often use 'official' helpline numbers to convince taxpayers to part with large sums of money. In 2018, HMRC received 104,774 reports of so-called 'phone scams' – a significant rise when compared to 2017's figure of … Continue reading HMRC Introduces New System to Tackle Scam Phone Calls

The Bottomline – Issue 1

We have launched our brand new newsletter, The Bottomline. This edition includes: Considering enhanced capital allowances Funding you business' needs HMRC warns over tax refund scams Crossing borders: new rules for UK property transactions Making the most of Gift Aid Where the heart is? Considering the tax implications of homeworking Reminders for your diary If … Continue reading The Bottomline – Issue 1

HMRC to Tackle Scam Text Messages

As a part of their continuing drive to become one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world, HMRC have been working with private and public partners with a view to tackling the problem of fraudulent text messages. Text message fraud has been on the increase over the past few years, with taxpayers … Continue reading HMRC to Tackle Scam Text Messages

Property Owners Beware of Latest Scam

We have recently become aware of a local property owner who has been subjected to property fraud costing them over £400,000. The individual in question owned a property which he rented out to tenants over a long period of time. One of the tenants changed his name by deed poll to that of the landlord … Continue reading Property Owners Beware of Latest Scam

Taxpayers Beware: HMRC Warn Of Further Scams

  Amongst the latest wave of scam emails and text messages, HMRC are warning taxpayers to be wary of any requests for private information. The emails and text messages direct the recipients to a fake HMRC website which prompts them to include personal information ranging from National Insurance numbers to credit card details, all under … Continue reading Taxpayers Beware: HMRC Warn Of Further Scams

New Companies Targeted In Latest Scam

We have recently become aware of a new scam targeting newly incorporated companies. A clients of ours contacted us after we incorporated a new company on their behalf, a few days later they received letter from the REGISTER OF COMPANIES AND BUSINESSES, this company implied a link to Companies House and were asking for a … Continue reading New Companies Targeted In Latest Scam

Scam Emails On The Rise On Run-in To Tax Credit Deadline

HMRC are asking tax credit claimants to be wary of scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run up to the 31 July renewals deadline. Recently published statistics show that, between April and July last year, 51,000 phishing emails were reported to them which was double the amount for the same period in … Continue reading Scam Emails On The Rise On Run-in To Tax Credit Deadline