HMRC investigators should ask you only the 6 set questions on Direct Taxation and 4 set questions on Indirect Taxation at a tax fraud interview. NOTHING ELSE.
An interview conducted as a Code of Practice 9 tax fraud investigation follows a standard pattern. The tax fraud interview begins with the investigator introducing himself and his colleague.
The HMRC tax fraud investigator will outline the function of Special Civil Investigations or Civil Investigation of Fraud teams when investigating suspected serious tax fraud. He will then say that HMRC has information indicating that the taxpayer’s accounts and returns may be incorrect.
The investigator will add that although there may be a completely innocent explanation for the tax fraud, it is his duty to fully investigate the matter.
At this stage, HMRC will feel fairly confident that they have a case.
They will have conducted a detailed investigation prior to the interview. They will be armed with information which HMRC consider to be damaging.
Both direct and indirect tax matters will be discussed in the interview.
The meeting will be structured so that you (the taxpayer) are aware of what tax is being considered and that each tax is dealt with separately.
Click here to see the ten questions asked in a Code of Practice 9 tax fraud interview
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