Churchill Tax Investigation

Category Archives: VAT Investigation and Inspection

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 after Tax Fraud Investigation

A businesswoman, Claire Gould, resident of Houghton Le Spring has been jailed for VAT fraud. Ms. Gould used fake invoices to claim back VAT of £175,000 from HMRC. Her fraud was uncovered after an investigation by HMRC’s specialist team. She … Continue reading

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Cyclops Electronics UT/2016/0193

The Upper Tribunal has decided in favour of HMRC in relation to the multi-million pound tax avoidance scheme promoted by Cyclops Electronics and Graceland Fixing and used by over a hundred other businesses. In summary the businesses involved in the … 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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Food supplier jailed for pocketing VAT following tax enquiry

Billa Dhand, 56, of Southall in London has been sentenced for seven years for VAT fraud of £153,000. Mr. Dhand was the director of Dysan Fresh Ltd and supplied fruit and vegetables to be processed for the UK’s large supermarket … Continue reading

Accountant jailed after tax investigation

David Price, 68 of Derby, and a bookkeeper who lied about being a qualified accountant and stole £143,957 through cleverly planned tax fraud has been jailed. Mr. Price was having an extra marital affair with a lady in Canada and … Continue reading

Complex tax investigation closed with very small amount of tax to pay

This client came to us from the South of England and was referred to our firm by their existing accountants. The client ran a restaurant and was being investigated by HMRC???s VAT and direct taxes teams. At the time we … Continue reading

VAT Scam and VAT Investigations

HMRC???s VAT Investigation unit will uncover all kinds of elaborate schemes to avoid paying tax. As a result of a high value VAT scam, a fraudster has to repay ??3.3 million which was stolen from the HMRC in tax. His … Continue reading