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THE LEGAL 500 2022
HMRC has significant resources to counter tax avoidance and evasion.
Criminal prosecution is a serious risk in tax cases where early action is not taken to address problems which could be resolved by self-reporting. Corker Binning has an impressive track record in HMRC investigations, relating to direct and indirect tax. We have acted in some of the largest and most complex prosecutions brought by the Revenue and Customs division of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
We conduct negotiations on behalf of our clients to reach civil settlements with HMRC wherever possible. We consider whether a criminal case can be diverted away from prosecution towards a civil settlement using one of the HMRC disclosure facilities, usually under HMRC Code of Practice 9. A Contractual Disclosure Facility offers the tax payer the chance to make full disclosure in return for which HMRC agrees not to instigate a criminal investigation or prosecution.
Corker Binning have considerable experience in helping clients deal with the complexities of tax investigations enabling a financial settlement to be reached without a prosecution. We regularly work closely with expert tax investigation accountants in this area.