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Criminal tax investigations are on the rise. The government has committed to increasing funding to HMRC by a total of over £60 million by 2021 to allow HMRC to step up criminal investigations into serious and complex tax crime, particularly focusing on wealthy individuals and corporations, with the aim of raising £600 million by the end of the Parliament.

This course gives advisers a ‘heads up’ of the key areas of HMRC criminal investigations and litigation and a guide on how best to advise your client.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • The main tax offences and how they work
  • How HMRC works with the CPS to investigate and prosecute tax evasion
  • HMRC’s criminal investigation policy
  • The ‘dawn raid’ - HMRC search and seizure operations
  • Arrest - lawful or unlawful?
  • Interviews under caution at the police station
  • After the raid - getting to the bottom of HMRC’s case and challenging the search warrants
  • To charge or not to charge? How the CPS decides which cases to prosecute
  • Going to court - either way or triable on indictment?
  • Pre-trial skirmishing - challenging the prosecution in key areas
  • The trial - offence and defence
  • Sentencing and mitigation
  • Appeals against guilty verdicts
  • After the trial - confiscation orders
  • Practical points - how best can you help your client?

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Seminar | 11.07.2019

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

Search, Seizure, Arrest - A Guide to Criminal Tax Investigations

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9:30am - 5:15pm
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