Published On: Fri, Feb 6th, 2015 on 2:57 pm

See where Yorkshire’s tax cheats are on online map

An online map has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to pinpoint tax cheats who look for unacceptable ways to reduce or delay paying what they owe.

Yorkshire Tax Cheats HMRC

Image: HMRC/Google Maps.

The site, currently launched as a pilot, shows convictions resulting in jail sentences since April 2013, and the locations of HMRC taskforces since they were introduced in 2011.

It also features the results of HMRC taskforces targeting specific trades and professions, as well as details of people caught and jailed as a result of investigations by HMRC’s Criminal Investigation teams.

It will be expanded in the future to include non-custodial sentences since April 2013.

“Tax cheats should be seriously worried that HMRC is coming”

HMRC’s Chief Executive, Lin Homer, said: “HMRC is prosecuting more tax cheats every year and targeting more trades and professions where we have identified that tax revenue is at risk.

“This map shows the scale of our criminal investigation operations, so tax cheats should be seriously worried that HMRC is coming for them next.”

The latest criminal investigation mapped out from Yorkshire is from 24 November last year in Pontefract, Wakefield.

An individual was given two 10-month custodial sentences following an investigation into the fraudulent evasion of VAT.

Tax cheats already mapped include those in Bradford, Leeds and Dewsbury.

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