Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: Tax 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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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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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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Free Webinar on Tax Investigations 28 March 1pm

After our successful seminar on 28 February 2018 at Doubletree Hilton, Holborn, London, we have been requested by a large number of candidates to host regular webinars in relation to tax investigations and various technical tax issues. Our first webinar … 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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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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Goldsmith [2018] TC 06284

The First Tier Tribunal has allowed a taxpayerʼs appeal against HMRC’s late filing penalties. The Tribunal found that the tax returns were issued to collect tax already calculated and ‘assessed’ by the tax payer’s P800s and were not for the … Continue reading

Hicks [2018] TC 06301

The First Tier Tribunal has allowed a taxpayer’s appeal against HMRC’s discovery assessments. The Tribunal discovered that HMRC had made a discovery in relation to the taxpayer’s use of a tax avoidance scheme, as there was no insufficiency of disclosure … Continue reading

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