Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: Code of Practice 9 – COP 9

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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Jailed after Tax Fraud Investigation

A businesswoman, Claire Gould, resident of Houghton Le Spring has been jailed for VAT fraud. Ms. Gould used fake invoices to claim back VAT of £175,000 from HMRC. Her fraud was uncovered after an investigation by HMRC’s specialist team. She … Continue reading

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HMRC Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) – Code of Practice 9

This client came to us on recommendation from another firm of accountants in London. The client had substantial undeclared income for several years and was intending to fully declare to HMRC but was quite nervous about the idea and repercussions … Continue reading

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Corporation Tax Investigation Closed

This case was referred to us from another accounting firm in London. The case related to a retail company and there was a dispute on some large items that had been claimed in the tax return. The HMRC inspector disagreed … Continue reading

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Code of Practice 8 (COP8) and Code of Practice 9 (COP 9) tax investigations

In the past months and years we have been contacted by numerous new clients and accounting firms in relation to advice and representation on Code of Practice 8 or Code of Practice 9 (Contractual Disclotax investigations. COP 8 and COP 9 tax … Continue reading

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