Being charged with tax fraud potentially brings with it a risk of a very considerable sentence of several years and/or hefty fines. Tax fraud covers all criminal conduct which involves individuals or businesses paying too little tax or wrongly claiming tax repayments by acting dishonestly. It is investigated rigorously by HMRC or by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
If you are charged with tax fraud, it could be in relation to a number of offences: fraudulent evasion of income tax; fraudulent evasion of VAT; cheating the public revenue; providing false documents or information to HMRC; and fraudulent evasion of excise duty on imported goods or smuggled goods. If you are facing any of these charges, or a combination of them, you will need expert and forensic criminal law expertise and representation.
Defending such cases calls for a legal team with the ability to sift through vast amounts of financial information to put together the most compelling and effective defence to challenge and defeat the charges being made against you. This is MTM’s specialism, and the firm works with the very best forensic accountants and other forensic experts across the UK to this end.
Taking early action is the best way to approach a case and get the best possible outcome. Whatever your position - whether you have been charged or are about to charged with an offence - call us on 0800 328 0944 for an initial free and confidential consultation.