Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: HMRC Fraud Investigation Service

High flying businessman jailed following tax investigation

A Yorkshire businessman Jason Butler has been jailed for 9 years following a complex tax investigation by HMRC Fraud Investigation Service. Mr. Butler had masterminded a £9.8 million VAT fraud involving a complex chain of offshore companies in the US, … Continue reading

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Online traders Red Flagged by HMRC

HMRC introduced a Joint and Several Liability (JSL) notices in 2016 whereby online trading platforms such as Ebay and Amazon etc could be held liable for any VAT evaded by their sellers if they are not removed from the site. … 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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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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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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Large VAT and Corporation Tax Investigation Closed

This case came to us from an accounting firm in London. After the client received the tax investigation letter from HMRC, their accountants absconded and closed their offices and stopped taking any calls or letters! The client was ultimately referred … Continue reading

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Tax fraudster and benefits cheat jailed

Keiran Farrer, 39, has been jailed for four and half years for tax evasion including VAT fraud of £280,000 and benefits cheating. Mr. Farrer had set up fraudulent business through which he stole VAT and used it to pay for … Continue reading

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Serious tax investigation closed

This case was referred to us from another accounting firm in London. The client had been under enquiry for some time for undeclared income relating to the main business. HMRC’s focus was that the business had undeclared sales and that … Continue reading

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School Estates Consultancy Ltd [2018] TC 06283

The First Tier Tribunal has dismissed a taxpayer’s appeals against HMRCʼs decision to require security for liabilities in relation to VAT, PAYE and NICs. The Tribunal found that HMRCʼs decisions to require the security in relation to the tax outstanding … Continue reading