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We act for individuals and accountants and lawyers acting on their client’s behalf meaning that the information we provide is relevant for everyone involved in an investigation.

We understand what a shock it is to receive a letter from HMRC advising you that a tax investigation has been launched into your affairs.

Our quality team includes individuals whose backgrounds range from chartered accountants, bankers, former Customs & Excise officers and Inland Revenue fraud investigators.

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Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office

Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (RCPO) Plans were announced in the Budget of 2004 to merge the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise into a new…

Exchange of Information

London SCI (Special Civil Investigations) is responsible for day to day exchanges of information with foreign Revenue departments under the exchange of information articles of tax treaties. Local…

Self Assessment

Self Assessment   The pattern of investigation work laid down in 1976 continued largely unchanged (apart from HMRC’s gradually increased powers) until the introduction of Self…

Human Rights Act 1998 in Tax Investigations

Human Rights Act 1998   Generally Art.1 of the First protocol and Art.6 and Art.8 of the European Convention on Human Rights incorporated into UK law by…

New Powers since April 2009 – HMRC Tax Investigations

New Powers since April 2009 (Information and Documents)   The Finance Act 2008, Sch. 36, para. 1 (1) gives HMRC the power to obtain information and…

HMRC Information Powers

HMRC will normally seek to obtain all the information they need to carry out a compliance check or enquiry by making an informal request. If this…

Statement about the Withdrawal of the Concession 'Equitable Liability'

Statement about the Withdrawal of the concessions ‘Equitable Liability’   In August 1995 the Inland Revenue published a Tax Bulletin article ‘Excessive assessments: equitable liability’ (TB18).…

Penalties in income tax fraud and evasion investigations

Penalties The penalties for failing to comply with HMRC’s information and inspection powers are to be found in FA 2008, Sch. 36, Part 7. Penalties can…

VAT Investigations

Background VAT is primarily a tax on the consumption of goods and services and was introduced on 1st April 1973. It is the VAT-registered supplier of…

Taxpayers Notices

Taxpayer Notices There are restrictions that apply to all information notices. In addition to these restrictions and rules that apply to all information notices, there are specific…

Restrictions of Power

Authorisation   Some of the information and inspection powers can only be exercised with the agreement of an “authorised officer”. The FA 2008, Sch. 36, para…

Third Party Notices

Under FA 2008, Sch. 36, para.2 a written notice can be sent to a person requiring them to:- Provide information or Produce a document   if…

Inspection Powers

Business Premises Inspection Provided it is reasonably required for the purpose of checking a person’s tax position, FA 2008, Sch. 36, para. 10 permits an officer…

Compliance Checks

A new framework for compliance checks was introduced by HMRC on 1 April 2009.  Assurance visits have always been a feature of VAT and the Inland…

HMRC Serious Fraud Investigations

Background   The functions of Special Civil Investigations (SCI) are to investigate:-   Suspected serious fraud in business accounts, VAT, employer compliance and the construction industry…

Prosecution

Cases for Prosecution In most cases the taxpayer will not be prosecuted.  Nevertheless, there are some cases where prosecution will always be considered and criminal proceedings…

Money Laundering Regulations

Money Laundering   When to Make a Report   Tipping Off   Overseas Offences   Privilege   Steps Required   HMRC Guidance on Money Laundering  …

Employer Compliance

There have always been examples of the deliberate manipulation of the PAYE system by employers, for either their own or their employees’ advantage. Payment to the…

Penalty for Failing to Notify

How to Work out a Penalty for Failing to Notify Finance Act 2008 lays down maximum and minimum penalties for failure to notify. The only reduction…

Identity Unknown Notices

Under the provisions of FA 2008, Sch. 36, para. 5 an authorised officer can issue an information notice requiring a person to provide information or produce…

Expert Advisors

Bring in an Expert Tax is complex and the financial consequences of a mistake can be catastrophic. Deciding where the legal liability for the consequences of…
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