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HMRC are currently targetting:-
Fishermen & Processors - In Scotland

Buy to let landlords
(for omitted letting profits
and capital gains when you sold the property)

Offshore Banking Account holders (don't
think you will escape just because you closed
the account they say)

Cash Traders (builders, shop owners, etc)
Tax Hints & Tips
be one step ahead of the others

here in the meantime

Was your Deposit box hiding tax evaded
Safety deposit boxes - Operation Rize -
In June 2008 eight addresses were raided,
including three London safe depositories, two
other business premises and three private
addresses in the city of London and
Hertfordshire by the Met in relation to money
with themselves and I think it is inevitable that
some time soon they will be providing HMRC
with juicy information that won't be of any use
to the Met but great news for HMRC about
hidden tax evaded etc cash and valuables.
Normally HMRC will trawl safety deposit boxes
if they get wind of it in any enquiry and if either
you had a box in a raided premises or you
have an enquiry with cash in your deposit box
you need help before it is too late. Dealing with
enquiries in this area requires careful
management. TEA  is here to help Get in touch
with our feedback form

Don't be tempted by the media
Employer Compliance Visits -If you
recently read an article possibly suggesting
that Employer Compliance staff were not
visiting to detect fraud and that they would
believe whatever you say as regards there
being no particular benefits when they go Do
not use this tactic of lying to them to side step
answering a question in a way you know is
wrong. It can lead to you being accused of
lying with potentially higher penalties (and
even being referred to the Serious Criminal
Investigation section). You might of course get
lucky and we might be able to get you seen by
a CIF Team instead of Serious Criminal
Investigation offices.
See the
Revenue's prosecution policy here
Goodwill & Incorporation

Offshore banking
Safety Deposit Boxes /

Employer Compliance

for a practitioner to get a nice fat fee in return for
getting his client - a profitable trader to incorporate
his business with the carrot of getting nearly £36K
tax free from the new company's director's loan

Then into the bargain the advisers annual fees
were higher for administering the company books
etc. HMRC didn't do much about the £36K ploy so
then the tax advisers got greedy and more
ingenious and started to exploit HMRC's seeming

However although it takes them a while it seems
from one of my new enquiries that HMRC may be
getting more on top of the game.

If you are a tax adviser that has exploited the
seeming loophole


a taxpayer that has followed your tax advisers
advice you may need help.

We are here to help and have the expertise needed
to manage your problem or give a second opinion

Offshore Banking -
Dave Hartnett, the acting Chairman of HMRC was
quoted as paying: “Some people will go to jail — I
have no doubt about that, for example where they
have lied to us during a previous investigation. We
do not tolerate that at all.”

OK so you didn't take advantage of the Offshore
Disclosure Facility and HMRC haven't come a
knocking yet. It is rumoured that
(i) HMRC are looking for the correct prosecution
cases and
(ii) there will be a run of new tax amnesties coming
Therefore anybody with a decent load offshore in
the years to 2007-08 should really think hard
before keeping their head in the sand.
You can still get a good deal and lower penalties
than otherwise if you are agreeable to let us
manage your enquiry and go forward before you
get caught. You might even escape prosecution if
we can get you immunity
(COP9) and HMRC may
settle for money. Advice given on advantages of
going forward with an amnesty on the cards.
WAMS Tax Ltd is here to help.

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Scotland procedures a separate link for Scotland is

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