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HMRC investigations

As you will have likely heard in the press recently, a leak of confidential documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has brought fresh attention to offshore tax evasion through the use of

We recently highlighted the importance of ensuring HMRC have taken the right steps in terms of the use of their powers – see

So a client of yours has received notification that they are under investigation by HMRC for tax irregularities, says Anton Lane of Edge Tax.

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Dear all I have following scenario:

We have received a letter from HMRC yesterday titled: Check for your client's Self Assessment tax return year ended 05 April 2013


HMRC is struggling to achieve its tax evasion prosecution targets, despite recruiting additional crime investigators and intelligence officers.


HMRC has extended inquiries to minor league cricket clubs, according to


A couple from Kent have been jailed for committing insurance fraud and not paying tax on over £900,000 earnings from ‘ghost’ insurance broking.


HMRC is investigating tax schemes targeting capital allowance reliefs available under government-backed initiatives to regenerate deprived areas.

HMRC continues to ramp up its taskforces and disclosure campaigns to tackle tax evasion, but many practitioners are still unsure what brought about the change of a