In the last few years, the number of individuals targeted in relation to allegations of tax evasion or other related offences has risen, and looks set to continue to do so. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) pursue those who they believe seek to attack the UK’s tax and duty systems so as to essentially, steal taxpayer’s money. In order to do this effectively, HMRC have been given similar powers to other law enforcement agencies. This enables them to make arrests, apply for search warrants, and apply for orders requiring that information is produced.
An investigation into your tax affairs can not only be unnerving, but can also be very disruptive. The consequences can be severe, with harsh penalties available in the event of a successful prosecution or civil action; let alone the reputational damage that can be done, irrespective of the ultimate conclusion.
If you are facing an investigation by HMRC, or even if you are now facing prosecution, it is vital that you seek specialist advice from expert lawyers who have the necessary skills and experience to deal with these cases, and who can provide you with the tactical guidance, and considered and clear assistance you need.
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