The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on your behalf if you are accused of committing MTIC fraud. This offence involves a specialist type of fraud whereby companies fail to pay, or fraudulently claim back VAT on goods sold. These companies import large quantities of high-value goods such as mobile phones and computer chips into the UK from EU countries, then pass these through a complex chain of “buffer” companies. The original importer, or a dealer somewhere down the chain, will then disappear without paying the required VAT that is due, with goods in some cases being exported back to another EU country with VAT then being fraudulently reclaimed.
Investigations into MTIC fraud can be lengthy due to the complex nature of this fraud. These investigations are carried out by agencies such as HMRC. As with other types of financial crime, prosecutions will often be led by specially trained lawyers who have experience in dealing with these types of cases, which routinely involve large volumes of complex evidence. With heavy penalties for those convicted of committing MTIC fraud, it is essential to get the very best legal advice from the earliest stage of any investigation.
Contact our MTIC Fraud Solicitors in Sheffield and London
Our Criminal Defence Teams are based in Sheffield and London and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.