Those under investigation for tax evasion need to be certain that they are receiving the highest quality legal representation in order to ward off any subsequent charges arising, with convictions potentially resulting in substantial financial penalties and long prison sentences, a criminal record and irreparable damage to your reputation or that of your business. HMRC, the principal prosecuting agency in cases of alleged tax evasion, has in recent years received substantial increases in funding to aid the targeting of this crime. The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith have many years’ experience in successfully defending clients in tax cases, and have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on your behalf.
Unlike tax avoidance, which is the legitimate minimising of an individual or company's tax liabilities, tax evasion is the illegal practice of not paying tax that is owed, often by failing to declare income, by reporting expenses that are not legally allowed or by simply not paying tax. HMRC carries out criminal investigations into tax evasion with a view to prosecutions being carried out. In the majority of cases, prosecutions for tax evasion result in a successful conviction. For this reason, you require the support of a legal team that will take a meticulous approach to developing your defence, a service that the Fraud Solicitors at Wilford Smith have a proven track record of providing.
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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 0808 278 3508 to find out how we can help.