Are HMRC conducting a Civil Evasion Tax Investigation into your affairs?

Although Civil Evasion Investigations do not usually end in a criminal prosecution, this is not a certainty and, as a result, all types of investigation must be taken seriously.

Civil Evansion Tax investigation Even if HMRC do not push for a criminal prosecution, you will still have to pay back any tax owed together with interests and a hefty penalty.

Always remember that HMRC can charge penalties of up to 100% of the tax you owe unless it is overseas when penalties of 150% – 200% can be charged.

Undoubtedly, this can have a severely damaging effect on a person’s business and personal life and needs to be handled carefully.

These investigations are carried out under different procedures and do not, usually, involve criminal prosecutions.

These procedures are as follows:

If you are under investigation by HMRC then you need to seek specialist advice immediately.

The worst option to take is to shy away from any investigation, but you shouldn’t let an investigation take over your life.

Pass all the worry and stress on to our dedicated team of specialists.

KinsellaTax are here for you 24 hours a day to ease your mind and to deal with HMRC. Call us now on 0800 471 4546 to see how we can solve your problem.

We will make sure you don’t struggle on your own.

Civil Evasion Investigations

If you are being investigated for civil evasion there are different procedures and penalties that can be incurred.

KinsellaTax’ team consist of ex-Senior Inspector of Taxes and ex-HM Customs officers and have the extensive knowledge to offer expert advice and support to individual taxpayers under Civil Evasion Investigation as well as professionals such as solicitors and accountants acting on behalf of clients.

The time to tackle your tax investigation is the moment you receive a letter from HMRC so contact one of our specialists NOW on 0800 471 4546 or click here.

Codes of Practice 8, 9 and 11 are the usual procedures for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to investigate civil evasion and does not, usually, involve criminal prosecution.

For more information on the separate Code of Practice issued click on one of the following links:-

Under Section 36 of the Taxes Management Act 1970, HMRC can look back over 20 years with their Civil Evasion Investigations.

Many people are under the false impression that HMRC can only go back 6 years.

To quote:-

‘An assessment on any person for the purpose of making good to the Crown a loss of income tax or capital gains tax attributable to his fraudulent or negligent conduct or the fraudulent or negligent conduct of someone acting on his behalf may be made at any time (not later than 20 years after the 31st January next following the year of assessment to which it relates)’

The penalty can be as much as 100% of the tax due and HMRC do pursue individuals personally for such penalties.

The effect of a Civil Evasion Investigation of this nature on a business and the owners can be hugely disruptive and our role as tax investigation consultants is to act on behalf of the tax payer by:-

  • Negotiating and agreeing the amount of income tax or VAT involved penalties and interest
  • Conducting appeals against income tax and VAT assessments and penalties to the First Tier Tribunal

We know how stressful and worrying a tax investigation can be so to let yourself sleep peacefully at night and pass the stress on to someone else call KinsellaTax TODAY on 0800 471 4546.

Why waste any more time?

The 1st tip in dealing with any tax enquiry is to get expert advice first before thinking of contacting HRMC or going to see them. Click here to see our advice regarding HMRC interviews


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