An investigation by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in relation to Value Added Tax (VAT) fraud can be extremely damaging for your personal reputation and that of your business. HMRC carries out criminal investigations into tax fraud with a view to prosecutions. If you find yourself subject to a VAT fraud investigation, the Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith have years of experience in conducting tax cases of this kind. We have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy to enable you to conduct the most robust defence possible and to ensure the best outcome for you in your case.
VAT is a form of indirect tax which is payable on most goods and services. In the majority of cases, VAT fraud will take place when a business has not paid the required amount of VAT, has reclaimed more than it is entitled to or has falsified accounts to disguise its true VAT liability. VAT fraud can also include MTIC or carousel fraud, which involves goods being imported into the UK VAT-free, passing through “buffer” companies, before being exported out of the UK with VAT being fraudulently reclaimed from HMRC. Wilford Smith's Fraud Solicitors can guide you through the investigation process, as well as represent you in court if necessary.
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Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.