Tax and Insolvency Litigation Solicitor

Civil Evasion

HM Revenue & Customs are increasingly relying on civil powers to recover lost and underpaid taxes.

In the case of VAT HM Revenue and Customs have the power to fix a penalty against a director of a company where there is evidence of dishonesty. These powers are contained within the VAT Act 1994 and work to place a personal penalty upon the errant director.

A wider power held by HM Revenue & Customs is derived from the Finance Act 2003 which permits to fix personal liability to an individual even where it is company that is primarily liable for the lost tax.

Civil Evasion penalties are common in the following areas –

  • Cash rich businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Take-away outlets
  • Hairdressers
  • Auto-repair garages

For assistance in the area of Civil Evasion Penalties please email or telephone 07460 005 769.

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