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HMRC Tax Task Force Nets £5.4M Targeting Illicit Puppy Sales

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 2:34 PM EDT) -- An initiative from HM Revenue & Customs to combat fraudulent puppy sales has brought in £5.4 million ($7.1 million) in lost taxes, the agency recently said.

An HMRC task force, which was established in 2015 to target undeclared sales of puppies on the black market, has litigated 257 cases to date, the HMRC said Sunday.

At least seven puppy breeders and dealers were fined with tax bills in excess of £100,000, according to an HMRC statement, and several arrests were made.

--Editing by Neil Cohen....

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