The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is a parliamentary act which provides the ability to recover the proceeds of crime from evasion. However, other assets can be recovered. It is the principal money laundering legislation in the UK.
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 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 suspects 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.
If you have an investigation call KinsellaTax on 0800 471 4546 and speak to a dedicated tax evasion specialist today.