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“Tax investigation are a necessary part of all governments but can become time consuming and even costly for individuals and businesses alike, who find themselves unable to appropriately fulfil their all governmental obligations with regards to their income tax reporting.

Tax avoidance is the deliberate arrangement of one’s finances using legal methods to lower tax liability.

Many individuals and companies use strategic tax planning to navigate around certain tax requirements in order to pay the least amount of tax possible.However, in the past few years, there has been a steady increase of tax avoidance schemes, which are devised to bend tax laws in such a way that changes the intention of the original legislators. In response to this, HMRC are cracking down on tax avoidance schemes and taking an increasingly strong stance on borderline tax evasion activities.Read More

HMRC Investigation Powers

As failure to comply with tax regulation is construed a criminal offence, the HMRC officials are endowed with criminal investigation authority to counter such acts. In particular the HMRC has the power to:Read More

Types of Investigations

HMRC has the right to launch an enquiry into the tax affairs of any individual, small business or other organisation. The main aim of a tax investigation is to assess a financial situation and claim any tax liabilities that have gone undeclared.Read More

HMRC Tax Penalties

Every different form and band of tax sees the application of a separate penalty for misconduct, usually in the form of a fine. Failing to pay these fines will often result in criminal proceedings being brought against an individual or business.Read More

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