Hansard [2018] TC 06522

The First Tier Tribunal judge ordered for the late filing penalties to be substantially reduced. The case was unusually heard in the absence of the taxpayer and his representative but went mostly in their favour. This case demonstrates the fairness … Continue reading

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Henderson [2018] TC 06528 – Tax penalties cancelled

The First Tier Tribunal judge ordered for the penalties to be cancelled due to special circumstances with the taxpayers and their family tragedies including terminal illness of the parents and subsequent death. The judge found that there was no reasonable … Continue reading

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Businessman jailed following tax investigation

Peter Davis, aged 58, has been sent to prison for 4 years. Mr. Davis, from London and director/ shareholder of Formula 1 Teamwear Ltd, had operated various shops in large shopping centres in London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Cardiff together with … Continue reading

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Woman jailed for VAT fraud

Maureen Carpenter, aged 52 years, has been jailed for eighteen months after a prolonged investigation by HMRC revealed that she had been filing fraudulent VAT returns in relation to Maureen’s son’s company Booze Booze Booze Ltd. Her intention was to … Continue reading

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Code of Practice 9 case closed

This case was referred to us by an accounting firm in London. The client was under Code of Practice 9 investigation and had been let down by his previous tax advisers in Wales who claimed to be experienced forensic accountants.The … Continue reading

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Large VAT investigation successfully closed after 9 months with no tax to pay

This client is based in Essex and provides transportation services. The client had received a VAT investigation going back four years and HMRC were initially asking for a substantial tax amount together with penalties and interest. Our tax specialists considered … Continue reading

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HMRC’s VAT and Customs investigation closed after one meeting

This client runs a retail outlet in London and had received a VAT and Customs investigation from HMRC. The client was naturally quite nervous despite being up to date and having paid all their taxes due. Our tax specialists reviewed … Continue reading

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Worldwide Disclosure Facility – Closing on 30 September 2018

The Worldwide Disclosure Facility was initiated by HMRC in 2016 to allow tax payers with offshore (non UK) income to make a full disclosure and avoid large penalties or HMRC prosecution. The disclosure facility has been widely used by UK and non UK … Continue reading

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Tax Appeal lost for undeclared sales

Aziz [2018] TC 06405 The First Tier Tribunal has decided to uphold the income tax, national insurance and VAT assessments including penalties as issued by HMRC. The appeal was filed by the appellant following HMRC’s investigation including covert/ undercover inspections. … Continue reading

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Tax Appeal Struck Out

Scream Wholesale Ltd [2018] TC 06398 The First Tier Tribunal has decided that the appellant’s appeal should be “struck out” as they failed to comply with the Tribunal’s Directions. The appeal for striking out are usually made by HMRC’s litigation … Continue reading

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