Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: Tax Investigation

Complex tax investigation closed

This client was referred to us by a firm of accountants in North London. The client ran an Italian restaurant and had been subjected to a HMRC investigation for almost 3 years with tax assessments and penalties in excess of … Continue reading

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Lo TC 0605 [2018] – Principal Private Residence

The First Tier Tribunal considered if the tax payer’s occasional occupation at the property over a period of time amounted to her making it her principal residence. Although the tax payer tried to convince the judges that making the property … Continue reading

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Jail for shop keeper for VAT fraud

A London based shop keeper has been jailed for VAT fraud of £120,000. Mr. Alaina Imponge, resident of Hartnoll Street, Holloway, carefully used 7 seven limited companies for VAT refunds 2011 and 2014 for 85 mostly false repayment claims. HMRC … Continue reading

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Tax investigation closed after one meeting

This was a tax investigation that HMRC opened into a retail outlet. Having considered the case and the background, we invited HMRC officers for a meeting at our client’s premises where we explained in detail our client’s position and the … Continue reading

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Food chain tax fraudsters jailed after tax investigation

Four tax fraudsters who ran a well known chain of restaurants have been jailed for a period totalling 10 years. They were involved in a tax fraud totalling £800,000 including pocketing staff tips and under declaring the sales as well … Continue reading

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Tax investigation closed through Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF)

This client came to us from the Midlands and was already under a tax investigation for failing to disclose income. We considered the merits of the case and suggested that a full disclosure under Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) would be … Continue reading

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Henderson [2018] TC 06528 – Tax penalties cancelled

The First Tier Tribunal judge ordered for the penalties to be cancelled due to special circumstances with the taxpayers and their family tragedies including terminal illness of the parents and subsequent death. The judge found that there was no reasonable … 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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