The UK’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published latest list of tax cheats on its website. Each defaulter named has either; deliberately submitted inaccurate returns, deliberately failed to comply with an obligation, or deliberately committed a wrongdoing.
They would have cheated the Exchequer out of more than £25,000 if HMRC had not carried out an investigation.
They have chosen not to take the opportunity to fully disclose the extent of their tax liability or cooperate with our investigation.
Defaulters named previously have included restaurants, cleaning services, and hairdressers, for offences across a range of taxes including VAT, Income Tax, Corporation Tax and PAYE.
HMRC’s Jennie Granger, Director General for Enforcement and Compliance, said:
"The majority of people declare the tax that is due, but there are a small minority who try to evade their responsibilities. Publishing taxpayers’ names is not something we do lightly. We are publishing the names of tax cheats as it lets the community know we are tackling this and encourage others to get back on track.
"Each person named today has cheated the Exchequer out of more than £25,000, and that’s unfair to those who pay their tax. In the last year, penalties have ranged from £10,000 to over £29 million.
"We urge people to come forward, so we can help them get back on track. It is always easier if people make a full and prompt disclosure and co-operate with HMRC. If they do this, they will avoid being named."