Despite the reported poor service to the general tax paying public HMRC are sticking to their plans to pursue people for tax evasion and tax avoidance.
In addition it is reported that HMRC has announced plans to launch 30 teams tax evasion detectors to target certain trades and professions in various areas of the UK.
This follows up targeting businesses suspected of tax evasion in the restaurant trade in London, Scotland and the North West and landlords in the South West who have not declared their rental income to HMRC and thus evaded tax.
It is reported that the next in the list will be:
• Market Traders
• Motor Dealers
• Clothing Manufacturers and Distributors
These teams are multidisciplinary in that they consist of a number of specialists (all of who have experience of routing out tax evasion and tax fraud) with experience of all taxes a business should pay (VAT, PAYE etc). These teams focus only on the businesses where they suspect tax evasion and they put significant research into their suspicions of tax evasion before they strike.
HMRC believe that these teams are a very useful tool in finding evidence of tax evasion and it has been reported that they have already raised significant extra funds from tax evasion and that their visits have in some cases resulted in cases where the business owners are being prosecuted for their tax evasion.
Gilbert Tax can help you
For most people, the simple thought of having to deal with an Tax Investigation or disclosing tax evasion is so terrifying that they avoid the issue altogether and often find themselves in even greater tax investigation difficulties with higher bills than they need to. There is no need to let problems large or small with the HMRC escalate to the point where your quality of life and happiness suffer.
At Gilbert Tax, we have over eighty years experience in finding closure for clients dealing with Inland Revenue tax investigation and significant experience in dealing with tax amnesty schemes and tax evasion issues.
We are also skilled in negotiating with HMRC, relative to tax evasion, so as to avoid or limit financial penalties for the individuals or businesses who find themselves subject to a tax investigation.
For a private discussion of your tax matters, please call Gilbert Tax on 0800 734 3333 or email us at email@example.com.