With over 25 years of experience in defending clients who find themselves facing tax investigation cases before the HMRC both industry and clients recognise Richard Nelson LLP for the market-leading defence work they do, whether that’s focused in tax investigations, tax fraud or allegations in how an individual or business has declared their tax history. They have a proven track record of tackling high profile and highly complex tax cases and pride themselves selves on the excellent client service they deliver while doing so.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are one of the most powerful investigating bodies. They have the powers to open and conduct either a civil tax investigation or a HMRC criminal investigation where they suspect that tax or duty has been evaded, under-declared or underpaid, or that a tax fraud has taken place.
Civil tax investigations and inquiries will generally take place when the tax evaded is significant and can include artificial tax arrangements or avoidance schemes used to underpay tax. Civil tax investigations can also be used where HMRC believe that serious tax fraud has taken place, but they are still prepared to deal with it in a civil investigation. However, HMRC will keep this under review and if a civil investigation does not proceed appropriately or if more serious criminal tax evasion is revealed than they initially believed, then a civil tax investigation can be upgraded to a HMRC criminal investigation.
With specialist tax investigation solicitors and fraud lawyers who are experienced in advising and defending all forms of tax investigations, HMRC fraud, tax inquiry, tax fraud investigation, criminal tax evasion, and HMRC investigations and inquiries, if f you require advice in relation to any issue relating to a tax investigation, contact us today for a confidential discussion.
Tax Investigation services include:
* HMRC Criminal Investigations
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* Tax Evasion & Avoidance
*Off shore Tax Evasion & Avoidance
* VAT inspections & investigations