Hogan Brown is able to advise in particular on investigations and prosecutions relating to direct and indirect tax. We have wide experience of cases prosecuted by HM Revenue and Customs and of the huge range of powers available to officers investigating tax evasion (such as search warrants and various types of production orders).
Equally, we are instructed to conduct negotiations with HM Revenue and Customs so as to bring about a civil settlement. This sometimes involves disclosures brought about under the present International Disclosure Facility and other investigations involving HMRC Code 9 matters.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to the preparation of our cases and work closely with experts including forensic accountants and tax consultants to ensure all the aspects of the case are thoroughly prepared and carefully considered.
Recent work by our firm includes:
- Acting in a serious fraud case involving over £2.5 million of VAT reclaims in the metals industry;
- Acting for a company in a multimillion pound case concerning the alleged underpayments of taxes in the building industry;
- Acting for an individual accused of operating without a consumer credit license in relation to the making of large scale loans. The case was dismissed but left an alleged substantial underpayment of income tax which was successfully negotiated by way of an administrative civil settlement.