HMRC has continued to pursue former clients of Christopher Lunn & Co, threatening “criminal investigations” if they fail to provide full disclosure.
Since early 2011 AccountingWEB members have been discussing HMRC’s investigation of every single Christopher Lunn & Co client, named ‘Operation Edgewood’.
Those with ex-Lunn clients have been trying to find out what was going on, and whether other accountants had agreed settlements, resisted or challenged requests.
One accountant, who chose to remain anonymous, said two of his clients were “threatened” by HMRC with criminal proceedings, and that in one case the investigators wanted to go back over 13 years of tax returns raising settlements under section 29 of the Taxes Management Act 1970.
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