Criminal tax investigations are carried out at the complete discretion of HMRC, with the number of prosecutions resulting from these rising considerably in recent years.
HMRC is likely to conduct a criminal investigation in cases where the conduct involved is serious in nature, or when it is felt that there exists a need to send a strong deterrent message. Conduct that can lead to a criminal investigation includes scenarios where it is suspected that there has been deliberate deception, concealment, corruption or conspiracy, where an individual involved holds a position of significant responsibility or trust, or where, in the course of a civil investigation, false statements or documents are provided.
If you are the subject of a criminal tax investigation, it is essential to seek legal representation immediately. The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith, with a proven track record in defending clients who find themselves in this position, are the right choice to help you protect your personal and professional reputation by conducting the most robust defence possible on your behalf. We know how challenging it is to be the subject of a criminal investigation and the impact this can have on those around you, such as family members and employees. We will ensure that you are given clear, straight-forward advice as part of our client-focused and highly personal service.
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