Tags: code of practice 9
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 client has over 10 years of undisclosed income from various sources. Our tax investigation specialists carefully reviewed the case and made the required disclosure to HMRC. A tax liability was agreed that was accepted by both HMRC and our client.
Our analysis: Code of practice 9 cases require significant experience of handling tax investigations and the tax law. If care is not taken, the immunity from prosecution can be lost and can result in custodial sentences.