Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance are one of the government's top priorities for investigation and prosecution. Countless resources are invested at substantial cost to detect, investigate and prosecute Tax Evasion. Whether you are a self-employed contractor under-declaring income, a business submitting disallowed expenditure invoices within your returns or a large corporation relying on a Tax Avoidance Advisor's advice on legitimate schemes; HMRC will, by any means necessary, seek to pursue you for current and former years of revenue losses.
New Tax Evasion offences
To make matters worse, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduces disproportionately onerous obligations on businesses which all professionals and businessmen need to consider carefully. Whilst Tax Evasion has been a Criminal Offence for decades, there was no duty on the Company to stop another person engaging in such illegal activity. Unless you personally evaded or avoided tax, you needn't have worried yourself about the tax-related criminality of another.
The new laws however, render any business liable to prosecution if a Tax Offence is committed by an employee or 'other person' performing services for the company, for example, Agents. Businesses must now introduce safeguards and undertake substantial due-diligence before contracting services.
How can our Tax Evasion Solicitors help ?
Regardless of the nature of the investigation or prosecution, with Stuart Miller Solicitors, you can be sure you will be defended rigorously by specialist Tax Evasion Solicitors. You will not be working with general Criminal Lawyers. You will be working with an expert Tax Evasion Barrister, a knowledgeable Tax Evasion Solicitor and a Fraud Caseworker, bringing many minds to find the best solutions to defend you and achieve the best possible outcome.
Our experienced Fraud Solicitors can assist with any allegations of financial irregularity and reduce the impact on your life as much as possible. With informed and careful strategic planning, our Tax Evasion Solicitors will ensure you receive the best advice from the beginning and where possible, avoid the investigation leading to Court Proceedings. If matters can be settled with HMRC, every effort will be made to achieve this but if there is dispute concerning the sums being demanded or alleged to be evaded, we will instruct leading financial analysts to review the records and calculations. The financial experts will not only scrutinise HMRC’s calculations but also opine on the accepted norms of your area of practice, which will assist your defence.
Whether yours is an allegation of Fraud by False Representation, Fraud by Failing to Disclose Information, Making or Supplying Articles for use in Fraud, Fraudulent Evasion, False Accounting, Cheating the Public Revenue or even Money Laundering; we will provide you with step-by-step guidance and support whilst building your defence.
The importance of record keeping
For you to maintain the optimum chances of success, your historic record-keeping will prove paramount to your case. Owing to our experience in this field, our Lawyers will guide you on exactly what you need to retrieve and which witnesses you may wish to rely upon. We will collect the necessary evidence for you and ensure it is preserved in a form that you can later rely on. We don't have the habit to wait around in gathering evidence. We will pro-actively gather defence evidence to assist your case and ensure you are fully prepared to give evidence yourself when you stand in the dock.
Our Tax Evasion Solicitors will scrutinise and challenge any Restraint Orders that may have been imposed on you, your loved ones and your businesses. If you have restrictive bail conditions, we can also review and challenge these to allow your day to day life to continue, through what will no doubt become a very stressful period of time.
How can you discuss your case with a Tax Evasion Solicitor ?
If you have been accused of being involved in any type of Tax Fraud, instructing specialist Tax Evasion Solicitors is vital. Early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture.
We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us whether over the telephone, in person or online. If you are viewing this page on a mobile phone device, you can WhatsApp us using the icon in the bottom banner.