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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