In recent years HMRC have taken an increasingly strict approach to tackling illegal methods of tax evasion and tax fraud. Certain industries and types of business may become a specific target for HMRC.
Furthermore, the changes introduced by the Criminal Finances 2017 include two new offences of corporate failure to prevent tax evasions; changes to seizure powers; unexplained wealth orders (UWO) and changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Janes Solicitors will advise you on the implications for you and your business.
If you have concerns about the methods used by you or your business, or are concerned about tax evasion or tax fraud you should seek expert legal advice even before HMRC contact you or your business.
Janes Solicitors are regularly instructed to advise individuals and companies and have years of experience in particularly complex and large scale cases involving matters such as cheating HMRC, conspiracies to cheat HMRC, false or misleading or undeclared tax, tax avoidance schemes (including film schemes and research and development investments), Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) and the highly regulated area of VAT and Excise Duties.