Are you being pursued by the Inland Revenue for suspected VAT fraud? If so, then it is certainly true to say that you need to seek guidance and advice from legal experts as quickly as possible. When a suspicion of fraud is discovered from the HRMC they will be doing everything within their power to build their case against you. This includes carrying out an inspection of your accounts, gaining access to bank accounts and looking in to your personal life. All of this will be daunting and worrying. However our team are here to support you here at Ashmans Solicitors.
We will start the process off by having an initial consultation with you to find out everything we can about your case. From there we can start building your defence and making direct communication with the Inland Revenue on your behalf. We will also keep you fully updated with our progress throughout the case. For more information about how we can help with your defence relating to VAT fraud. Please call us on 0333 009 6275. We will be more than happy to help and we look forward to hearing from you. Make us your first choice if you need to find VAT fraud Solicitors in Yorkshire.
Our business crime solicitors are here to help provide defence to you. Especially if you have been accused of a financial crime within your company. In particular, we have expert VAT fraud solicitors available in Yorkshire.
VAT Fraud Solicitors
Remember HMRC take VAT fraud very serious indeed. Their point of view is that the money was never yours and it belongs to them. It is considered theft from the government itself. Consequently they will stop at nothing to get back what is rightfully theirs. HMRC’s fraud investigations have led to 671 people being convicted over the last 12 months for their part in tax crimes. In addition, HMRC has charged another 919 people and taken on 746 new criminal investigations.
VAT fraud is a type of tax evasion. It happens when a business doesn’t charge VAT when they should, or charges you VAT but doesn’t pay it to HMRC . They might: ask you to pay cash to avoid paying VAT on a sale or job.
Yes you can be sent to prison for this offence. Income tax evasion penalties a summary conviction is 6 months in jail. Or a fine up to £5,000. The maximum penalty for income tax evasion in the UK is seven years in prison or an unlimited fine. Crown court cases can be a maximum of seven years in prison or an unlimited fine