Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: Tax Fraud Investigation

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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Jailed for Tax Fraud

1-    John Hamill, resident of Stwarton, Ayrshire trading as a recycling consultant has been jailed for tax fraud after steeling more than £309,000 in tax. Mr. Hamil worked as the owner of GH Consulting from his home. He made profits … 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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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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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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Security company boss jailed for tax fraud of £500,000

Jonathan Benjamin Schofield, 32, a boss of a security company, has been jailed for three years after being involved in tax fraud of almost £500,000. He cheated the HMRC by underpaying VAT, income tax and national insurance. During the tax … Continue reading

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Mechanic jailed after tax investigation for £208k tax fraud

Ian Wilson, 61, was sentenced in January 2018 to eighteen months in prison for tax evasion including underpaying his tax and national insurance by understating his actual income. Cash of £110,000 was discovered at his home when HMRC raided him. … Continue reading

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Father and son jailed for VAT and tax evasion following HMRC enquiry

Three tax fraudsters including a father and son have been jailed for 10 years for fraudulently claiming VAT on building new houses that never existed. Jamie Colwell, 51, Brian Colwell, 74 and Briony James, 45 fraudulently claimed to have spent … Continue reading

Importer jailed for tax fraud

Russell Goodenough, 48 of Aberdeenshire has been jailed for 18 months for VAT fraud. Mr. Goodenough imported large quantities of scrap metal to the UK and sold to his customers with VAT but decided to pocket the £205,000 VAT charged … Continue reading

Complex Tax Investigation closed

This tax investigation case came to us from a firm of accountants in London. The case involved a company having been liquidated and director’s loan having been offset. HMRC’s view was that the offset was a payment was subject to … Continue reading