Tax Investigations > VAT

H.M. Revenue and Customs routinely conduct visits to businesses to ensure compliance with the VAT regulations.

If there is suspicion of wrongdoing the H.M. Revenue and Customs will investigate.

Generally H.M. Revenue & Customs enquiries are civil matters. If additional tax is payable there may be fines and interest.

Serious VAT fraud involving tax of not less than 75,000 usually results in a criminal prosecution and may also attract a jail sentence.

The severity of the enquiry determines the office involved.
  1. Local office enquiry, generally handles in-house by C.J. Gardner & Co.
  2. Specialist office investigation, special compliance or serious fraud office. In this instance we would work with our network of tax consultants to handle the enquiry.
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