UK regulatory body plans to stop the first NFT for tax breach

UK regulatory body plans to stop the first NFT for tax breach (1)

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Tax authorities have arrested three people in connection with an alleged tax evasion scheme involving shell companies and false identities. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK’s main tax body, has seized three nonfungible tokens (NFT) tied to a suspected tax evasion operation.

The tax watchdog boasted that it was the first law enforcement agency in the UK to seize NFTs.

The accused defendants are suspected of creating 250 fictitious shell companies and using fraudulent identities to avoid paying $1.8 million in value-added taxes.

HMRC got a court order to seize $6,765 in digital assets, as well as three NFTs, from the accused.

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