Tax Evasion, Avoidance & Tax Fraud
There is no doubt that tax evasion and tax fraud have come more into focus in the UK since 2008. The government and HMRC have published a number of papers and announced a number of initiatives.
What is tax evasion and tax fraud?
In effect tax evasion and tax fraud is the same thing. One thing that tax evasion is not is tax planning or tax avoidance. Tax avoidance (whether HMRC perceive this to be aggressive or not) is legal. Tax evasion is illegal.
Tax evasion involves the deliberate misrepresentation of a business’s or an individual’s financial affairs to the tax authorities to reduce tax liabilities.
Tax evasion is deliberately not declaring all sales.
Tax evasion is deliberately claiming expenses that are not due.
Tax evasion is creating false documents to support the understatement of sales or over claim of expenses.
Gilbert Tax understands that people sometimes make mistakes in their dealings with HMRC and that HMRC make mistakes in dealing with taxpayers. Many people do not know how to deal with HMRC or who to turn to for help resolve the tax dispute.
Gilbert Tax is a firm of tax advisors who specialise in resolving people's problems with HMRC. We have extensive expertise in dealing with all forms of tax investigations and tax disputes as well as with taking matters to the Tax Tribunal where agreement cannot be reached.
Gilbert Tax deal both directly with the individual who is under enquiry and also work with many firms of accountants supporting them in dealing with HMRC disputes and advising them on how to handle HRMC to get the best result.
The fact is that proper management of HMRC is the best way of reducing the tax, interest and penalty as well as the time taken in resolving any tax dispute.
Gilbert Tax are none judgemental and rigorously defend your position within the scope and parameter of the law. We take control and manage the process to minimise the interruptions that any form of tax investigation causes to an individual's life and business.