Following an HMRC investigation, a pizza delivery man from Cheshire in the UK, who falsified his pay, work and tax expenses in attempts to misleadingly claim over 70,000 euros in tax repayments, has been sentenced to jail for 16 months.
The courts described claims made by the delivery driver on his self-assessment tax returns as being peculiar. Investigators found he had sent 12 different forms of his tax returns in order to generate the rebates.
The fraudulent claims amounted to over £60,000. As well as manipulating his tax returns online to increase his tax repayments for nearly 5 years; using mileage expenses as a driver for UK Pizza firm Domino’s for tax years 2010-2015 on the returns, despite only working for the company from 2012-2015.
The man pleaded guilty and the HMRC will withhold over £14,000 of his tax repayments and proceedings will start shortly to recover the outstanding payments.