HMRC

HMRC Seizes NFTs In £1.4m Fraud Probe

HMRC becomes first UK law enforcement body to seize non-fungible tokens, as authorities warn that crypto assets pose money-laundering risk

6 months ago

Cyber-Security Watchdog Foils Airport Fraud Scheme

NCSC security agency stops phishing scams and helps reduce online fraud impersonating HMRC as part of 'active' cyber defence programme

3 years ago

HMRC Begins Deleting Voice ID Data Of 5 Million Users

Regulators found tax authority had given 'little or no consideration' to data protection when setting up its biometric service

3 years ago

Proposed EU Digital Tax Plans Face Defeat This Week

Ireland and Scandinavian countries oppose plans for an interim tax on the biggest digital companies, while troubles also beset a…

4 years ago

HMRC Voice ID Scheme ‘Breaks GDPR’, Claim Campaigners

The voice identification programme has collected more than 5 million citizens' voiceprints to date

4 years ago

HMRC Stops Phone Scammers Reaching 1m People

HMRC takes control of scam websites promoting misleading and expensive phone services

5 years ago

IT LIFE: Jon Wrennall, Advanced CTO

Jon Wrennall was HMRC's first CTO, a position he now holds for Advanced. Here is is his career in IT

5 years ago

Researcher Finds Two ‘Serious’ Security Flaws In HMRC Website

Both of the bugs could have allowed an attacker to access or modify a user's tax details using specially crafted…

5 years ago

Government Delays Controversial Digital Tax Plans

The Making Tax Digital system will be voluntary for smaller organisations, while larger groups will only have to use it…

5 years ago

HMRC Takes Over Government Gateway Phase-Out

HMRC said it may extend its own in-house identity verification scheme to other departments once the Government Gateway is terminated

6 years ago

Government Urged To Push Back Tax Digitisation Plans

A Treasury Committee report finds the current timetable is unworkable

6 years ago

NAO: HMRC Digital Shift ‘Risks Losing Confidence’

The department was 'over-optimistic' about reducing staff in the transition to digital services

6 years ago

Google’s Europe Boss Fails To Answer MPs Over Salary

Google tax avoidance controversy continues after UK boss tells MPs he does not to know his salary

7 years ago

Google Strikes Deal With HMRC To Pay £130m in Back Tax

Google finally agrees to pay "its fair share" of UK tax, and to pay more tax in future, following strong…

7 years ago

Amazon And eBay Face HMRC VAT Crackdown

Retailers warned they could be investigated over lack of tax paid by overseas resellers

7 years ago

HMRC To Consolidate Around Regional Offices

The move to online interaction means a shift to fewer staff concentrated in larger offices

7 years ago

HMRC Picks Google Apps Over Office 365 For Collaboration

Internal HMRC documents will be stored on Google's offshore servers under the new cloud contract

7 years ago

Families Without Internet Miss Out On Childcare Tax Break

A Treasury minister has reportedly admitted that nearly 200,000 families are likely to face problems registering for the upcoming tax…

8 years ago

HMRC To Sell Private Taxpayer Data

The government is pushing ahead with legal changes that would allow HMRC to share anonymised taxpayer data, but only in…

8 years ago

Five Arrested After Attempted $500k Tax Fraud

Arrests follow probe into scheme that saw 700 UK citizens' identities stolen

9 years ago

UK Government Faces Trial Over Privacy International Surveillance Suit

Privacy International wants to know why the government isn't talking about export of spy gear from British firm Gamma

9 years ago

Activists Sue UK Government Over Spy Software Supplier

HMRC sued by Privacy International over investigation into British seller of surveillance software thought to have targeted human rights activists

9 years ago

Updated Tax Calculator Crashes Hours After Launch

App crashes as 400,000 people wanted to know how the government spends their tax

10 years ago

Tax App To Show How Government Spends Your Money

Government launches an app for seeing how much tax people pay and where the government spends it

10 years ago

HMRC ‘Investigating’ Amazon Over Corporation Tax

Amazon paid no corporation tax on its £3.3 billion UK sales in 2011

10 years ago

HMRC Halves IT Spending In Two Years

The CIO at the tax department says savings have been achieved through costs and consolidation, not through cuts

10 years ago

Government Departments May Miss Cloud Targets

A senior figure at HMRC has warned that large government departments may miss their Cloud computing targets

10 years ago

HMRC Nets £126m Savings From Online Filing

The tax office has done well with its online filing roll-out but faces challenges on customer services

11 years ago

UK-based Gang Jailed For £3 Million Cyber-Fraud

Two Ukranian ringleaders are among 13 jailed for infecting computers with malware and stealing £2.9 million

11 years ago

HMRC To Use ‘Web Robots’ To Hunt Down Tax Cheats

Tax cheats beware: HM Revenue & Customs is planning to use web bots to crack down on tax evasion

11 years ago