The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is a parliamentary act which provides the ability to recover the proceeds of crime from tax evasion. However, other assets can be recovered.
If you had £10,000 cash, which you gained through evasion, and mixed it with £5,000 of your hard earned (legitimate) cash to buy a car for £15,000, the whole thing is ‘contaminated’.
This means the car could be confiscated as proceeds of crime, even if it was not purchased purely by money from tax evasion.
Tax evasion is a crime
Anything you buy with money from tax evasion can be seized through the Proceeds of Crime Act. This could include your home, car and business.
If you have committed tax evasion, or if HMRC suspect you have, you need to get specialist representation before it is too late.
Speak to a specialist now for more information on tax evasion and the POCA.