Special Civil Investigations

Special Investigations

Special Civil Investigations - Fraud and Avoidance

Special Civil Investigations usually deal with tax investigation cases involving over £500,000 and are only opened when the taxman has irrefutable evidence. Tax fraud cases involving less than £500,000 are generally dealt with by the Civil Investigation of Fraud (CIF) unit.

Tax Fraud

Tax Fraud is investigated under Code of Practice 9 procedures and Tax Avoidance under Code of Practice 8. When HMRC decide to prosecute someone for tax fraud, this will be dealt with elsewhere but SI may nevertheless be investigating cases in which prosecution remains a possibility. As long as COP 9 full disclosure has been agreed, HMRC will not prosecute. The tax payer will need to supply a comprehensive report detailing all tax irregularities.

You will need our specialist tax investigation expert on you side to prepare the report and negotiate with HMRC on the tax and venalities that should be paid.

Tax Avoidance

The Special Investigation Offices also investigate case of suspected tax avoidance involving marketed schemes. SI also investigate business sectors where it is known that wide scale tax irregularities are happening, as well as offshore financial arrangements with interests in the UK. If SI think it is appropriate they will pass your COP 8 tax investigation on to the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (RCPO) for a criminal tax prosecution.

How We Can Help

SI inspectors tend to be well-informed, technically expert and tenacious. If SI are interested in you or your client the matter should be taken seriously and our expert help is advisable.

  • All contact with HMRC is through us
  • We manage HMRC technical challenges with ease
  • We can liaise with your solicitor and accountants
  • We will keep updated at every turn
  • We will fight your corner and make sure you pay only what is due
  • We will take away the stress and worry, allowing you to sleep at night

Without exception, when the taxman comes knocking, he wants to recover tax and VAT. In serious cases, we have saved companies literally tens of thousands of pounds - a fraction of the fees that we charge.

Contact us TODAY for some friendly, helpful advice.

Get in Touch

Don't bury your head in the sand and hope nothing will happen. Contact Ken Robinson today for professional representation. We can work with your solicitor or accountant and will limit the damage any HMRC TAX & VAT investigation can do, taking away all the worry and stress, and giving you total peace of mind. Typically, we achieve reductions in tax and penalty liabilities of 75% which more than compensates for our fees.

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