Two property landlords from Stirling area have been charged on suspicion of tax fraud, in an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The two people were arrested, charged and released.
The taskforces are specialist teams undertaking intensive bursts of activity targeting specific high-risk trade sectors and locations across the UK.
Simon York, HMRC’s Director of Risk and Intelligence, said: “These raids and arrests of people suspected of not declaring income from their businesses are part of co-ordinated activity targeting the landlord trade in Scotland.
“The taskforces will come down hard on landlords that have deliberately chosen to break the rules and evade the taxes they should be paying. Honest businesses have absolutely nothing to worry about. However, if you deliberately seek to evade tax, HMRC can and will track you down. You will then face not only a heavy fine, but possibly a criminal prosecution as well.”
Investigations are ongoing.