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Success

We have successfully represented a broad range of corporate and individual clients in Tax matters. Our specialist Tax Solicitors and Barristers deliver expert technical knowledge, strong negotiation skills and respected advice, which can make a pronounced difference to eventual tax penalties, charges and liability.

We provide urgent advice and representation to clients from our unique expert team of established Tax and Duties specialist solicitors and barristers with a proven track record of delivering authoritative results. We have successfully assisted many clients by:

Our Recent Successes

Case Study: Undisclosed Personal Tax

We were instructed by a client who had been submitting inaccurate personal tax returns for a period of almost 10 years. The client failed to ensure the proper recording of significant sums, including a large amount of cash payments in their Self Assessment tax returns.

Undisclosed liabilities may amount to a criminal offence of tax evasion and cheating the revenue, which can lead to serious consequences, such as large fines and prison. HMRC is targeting tax evasion and the applicable penalties may be as much as 100% of the unpaid liabilities or up to 200% for offshore related incomes. In some cases an HMRC investigation could be commenced which could lead to a criminal prosecution.

Our experienced tax lawyers can often assist in dissuading HMRC from prosecuting and in reducing the penalty to a low rate, as happened in this case.

Once instructed to advise and represent the client, we conducted a thorough review of all tax returns and accounts and took the following successful steps:

Given that the penalty rate could have been 100% in this case, HMRC’s acceptance of our submission that the error was careless rather than intentional was a highly successful outcome for the client, resulting in a low penalty rate and the knowledge that all liabilities spanning a decade to HMRC had been settled fully and finally without any chance of criminal proceedings.

It is important to note that if a voluntary or prompted disclosure is not made correctly then the risk of prosecution or penalty remains and it is therefore important to take legal advice if you are in this position. Further there may be significant savings in the penalties paid  to HMRC if appropriate legal advice is taken in managing the tax disclosure. The tax penalty saving in this case study was 90%.

Case Study: HMRC VAT Assessment at the Tax Tribunal

Our client, the Appellant, was a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”), which bought and sold a commercial property in Central London. The property was subject to occupational leases for tenants in occupation at the time of the purchase and to tenants entering possession post-purchase.

The client later sold the property and was issued with a high output VAT assessment well in excess of £1 million by HMRC.

HMRC claimed that VAT should have been due on the sale of the property as the SPV allegedly made a supply of goods or services to the purchaser.

Our experienced tax lawyers can often assist in contesting disputed VAT assessment and penalties with HMRC and regularly appear before the First Tier Tax Tribunal and achieve successful results, as was the case with this client.

The SPV instructed us as tax specialist lawyers to negotiate with HMRC and then prepare and represent them in a complex and high value appeal before the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber). We took the following successful steps:

Before instructing our specialist tax lawyers, the client was facing a VAT assessment bill of well in excess of £1 million from the tax authorities. Our expert tax lawyers not only ensured that that the VAT assessment amount was nil; on top of this, our tax lawyers’ forceful advocacy even ensured costs of £50,000 were recovered from HMRC which ensured a highly successful outcome for the client.

If you are facing a large tax bill, our expert team of established tax and duties specialist solicitors provide urgent advice and representation to clients and have a proven track record of success in negotiating with HMRC, managing the HMRC internal review process and representing you in the First Tier Tax Tribunal.

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“Truly an amazing service, extremely helpful staff made everything run smoothly. Very happy with the service that I have received and the knowledge and experience they have has made the process easy and straightforward for me, I would definitely recommend them.”

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“High calibre and professional solicitors with ability to grasp complex cases and articulate well reasoned legal arguments.”

“Extremely knowledgeable and professional with a great value-add service!”

“We have found the team always endeavour to offer a very caring and professional service.”

“First class.”

Expert City of London Tax Lawyers

If you need HMRC Tax Investigation advice, we are available to aid you at every stage of the HMRC investigate process. Members of our legal team have first-hand experience and knowledge of the internal workings of HMRC. We can provide you with the very best representation in negotiations with HMRC and defending all forms of HMRC fraud, tax inquiry, tax fraud investigation, criminal tax evasion and HMRC enquiries and investigations. Our team specialises in successfully challenging HMRC decisions and will assist you in every aspect of the investigation.

Our specialist Tax Solicitors and Barristers deliver expert technical knowledge, strong negotiation skills and respected advice, which can make a pronounced difference to eventual tax penalties, charges and liability.

We provide urgent advice and representation to clients from our unique expert team of established Tax and Duties specialist solicitors and barristers with a proven track record of delivering authoritative results.

Our Tax lawyers are available to give information and advice to you. To book a free telephone appointment click here or call us on 0207 1830 529.

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