Twelve Tabulae deal with criminal tax investigations
When it comes to tax matters, ensuring that you have the right legal support is crucial. Tax investigations by HMRC can be a daunting experience for individuals and businesses alike. The constant looming risks of significant assessments or potential prosecution can profoundly impact both your livelihood and your well-being.
This is where a specialist tax solicitor can make all the difference. A tax solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in tax law and related matters. Our primary responsibility is to provide expert legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses facing tax-related issues, including tax investigations.
Specialist Tax Investigation Solicitors
Twelve Tabulae possesses a deep understanding of HMRC’s operational methods, and our extensive experience and expertise empowers us to proactively manage an investigation, progressing at a pace that aligns with your preferences.
Irrespective of the nature of the HMRC investigation at hand, seeking early counsel is of utmost importance, and we stand ready to offer our assistance, often accompanied by fixed fee arrangements to provide you with a sense of security.
HMRC Tax Investigation Solicitors
What does a tax solicitor do? Here are some of the key roles and responsibilities of a tax solicitor:
- Legal Advice: Tax solicitors provide legal advice to clients on various tax matters, including compliance with tax laws, tax planning, and tax dispute resolution.
- Representation: Representing clients during tax investigations, audits, and negotiations with HMRC, tax investigation solicitors ensure that clients’ rights are protected and that they receive fair treatment throughout the process.
- Tax Planning: Tax investigation solicitors help clients develop tax-efficient strategies to minimise their tax liabilities while staying within the boundaries of tax laws.
- Penalty Dispute Resolution: In cases where clients have been penalised for tax fraud or evasion, tax investigation solicitors work to negotiate reduced penalties or challenge the penalties imposed by HMRC.
- Criminal Defence: In cases of serious tax fraud or evasion allegations that could lead to criminal charges, tax solicitors provide a strong legal defence to protect their clients’ interests.
- VAT and Business Tax Matters: Tax investigation solicitors also assist businesses with VAT issues, corporation tax, and other business-related tax matters, ensuring that they comply with tax laws and regulations.
What Are the Chances of a Tax Investigation?
Tax investigations by HMRC can happen to individuals and businesses for various reasons. While the likelihood of being investigated varies, it’s essential to be prepared and have a trusted tax solicitor by your side in case it does occur. Here are some common reasons that may trigger a tax investigation:
- Random Selection: In some cases, HMRC may select individuals or businesses for investigation randomly as part of their compliance checks.
- Inconsistencies in Tax Returns: Discrepancies or inconsistencies in tax returns, whether accidental or deliberate, can attract HMRC’s attention.
- Anonymous Tips: HMRC may receive anonymous tips or information about potential tax fraud or evasion, prompting them to launch an investigation.
- Industry-Specific Risk: Some industries are considered higher risk for tax evasion or fraud, leading to increased scrutiny. For example, businesses involved in cash transactions or international trade may face a higher risk of investigation.
- Significant Changes: If you make significant changes in your financial affairs, such as selling a valuable asset or starting a new business, HMRC may investigate to ensure accurate reporting.
Why Choose Twelve Tabulae as Your Tax Investigation Solicitors?
While nobody wants to undergo a tax investigation, being proactive and seeking expert legal advice early can make a substantial difference in the outcome. Here’s why Twelve Tabulae should be your top choice for expert assistance in navigating the complex world of tax investigations:
Specialist Tax Investigation Solicitors
Twelve Tabulae specialises in tax investigation cases, making us experts in this field. Our team of dedicated professionals has a deep understanding of tax laws, regulations, and the intricacies of tax investigations by HMRC. This specialisation ensures that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date advice and representation.
Proven Track Record
When facing a tax investigation, you want a firm with a track record of success in similar corporate conflict cases. Twelve Tabulae has a history of achieving favourable outcomes for clients, whether it involves penalty dispute resolution, criminal investigations, or civil tax investigations. Our expertise speaks for itself.
Tailored Legal Advice
Twelve Tabulae recognises that every tax investigation is unique, and provides personalised legal advice tailored to your specific situation. We take the time to understand your case thoroughly, ensuring that you receive the best possible guidance.
Penalty Dispute Resolution
Dealing with penalties for tax fraud or evasion can be financially crippling. Twelve Tabulae’s penalty dispute resolution lawyers are skilled at negotiating with HMRC to reduce penalties and resolve disputes in your favour. We have a deep knowledge of penalty mitigation strategies.
Criminal Defence Expertise
In cases where a tax investigation escalates into a criminal matter, you need a solicitor with extensive experience in criminal defence. Twelve Tabulae has the expertise to mount a strong legal defence and protect your rights throughout the criminal investigation process.
Effective communication is crucial during a tax investigation. Twelve Tabulae ensures that you are kept informed at every step of the process, providing clear explanations and updates regarding your case’s progress.
Twelve Tabulae doesn’t just handle HMRC tax investigations; we also assist with VAT fraud, business tax matters, and other tax-related issues. This comprehensive approach means you can rely on us for a wide range of tax-related legal services.
Twelve Tabulae places clients at the centre of everything we do. We understand the stress and uncertainty that tax investigations can bring and work tirelessly to provide peace of mind and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Contact Twelve Tabulae Today
Facing a tax investigation can be a stressful and challenging experience. Through our proactive approach, we offer guidance and assistance to all the clients we represent during what may prove to be a challenging period.
By taking charge of the disclosure process and handling interactions with HMRC on your behalf, we will compile a comprehensive disclosure report and engage in negotiations to settle the enquiry to help you reach the end of the process with minimum disruption.
When it comes to protecting your interests and resolving tax-related issues, choosing Twelve Tabulae as your specialist HMRC tax investigation solicitors is a decision that can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Don’t wait until you’re facing an investigation—seek expert advice and assistance today. Your financial future may depend on it. Contact us today.
CEO and Senior Solicitor
Simon Caltagirone, a senior solicitor at Twelve Tabulae, has direct experience with red notice applications, extradition and human rights claims, offering unique insights into challenging red notices and extradition from her background as a prosecutor at the Serious Fraud Office.