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Category Archives: HMRC Unannounced Visits

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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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 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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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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Company director jailed for tax fraud following a routine tax investigation

Sanjay Swaminarayan, a company director from North London has been sentenced for 21 months for a ??190k tax fraud. He failed to file tax returns for his company for a number of years and upon a tax investigation from HMRC, … Continue reading

HMRC Tax Fraud Investigation

Every month Churchill Tax cover a range of stories based on HMRC tax fraud investigation, educating our readers on the lasting consequences of committing offences. The subject of this article is a former Magistrate and his brother who committed tax … Continue reading