Landlords Sentenced For Tax Fraud - One Employed by HMRC

Posted: 31/3/2016


A married Uxbridge couple raking in over a million in property, were found guilty and sentenced for tax fraud, committed while the wife worked for HMRC.

Former HMRC employee, 47-year-old Savita Seth and her husband Naveen Seth, 47, both of Manor Waye in Uxbridge, failed to declare over £1.2 million earned from their property portfolio to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and falsely claimed tax credits.

The wife avoided jail with a two year prison sentence, suspended for two years on Wednesday, March and husband Naveen was handed a three year and eight months prison sentence on February 26, 2016.

Both were found guilty after a trial at Crown Court on January 14, 2016.

The pair didn't tell HMRC about the money they had earned from renting out and selling properties – evading over £170,000 in Capital Gains and Income Tax after allowable business expenses were taken into account. The couple also continued to claim tax credits without declaring the cash.

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