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VAT Fraud

VAT Fraud

If you need expert advice and representation in relation to VAT fraud, Selachii can help.

Tax is an exceptionally complicated area of the law, and the rules are continually changing. When it comes to VAT concerns, you need a team of solicitors that are experts in this area of the law. Every year, many individuals and businesses fall short of their tax obligations, and are even accused of VAT fraud where they have not knowingly done anything wrong. HMRC take tax evasion very seriously, and have significant powers to investigate and bring proceedings in relation to VAT fraud. There are numerous reasons why you may be investigated for fraud in relation to your business tax and need to seek a lawyer as it happens far more often than you may think. 

At Selachii, our expert lawyers have vast experience in helping individuals and businesses in relation to VAT fraud. Our aim is to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their circumstances. We use our extensive negotiating and advocacy skills, coupled with vast knowledge of the law and HMRC procedures, to design a case winning and tailor-made strategy. We know how difficult VAT fraud accusations can be for our clients, and that is why we aim to resolve your legal issues as swiftly as possible.

If you would like to know more about how we can assist with VAT fraud accusations, please contact us.

Expert VAT Fraud Advice and Representation

There are numerous reasons why you may be investigated for fraud in relation to your business tax, and if you find yourself in this situation, it is crucial you seek expert advice as early as possible.

VAT Investigations

It may be that you have failed to disclose everything that is required on your tax return, simply because you were unsure of the rules. This is a very common mistake, but one which land many businesses in trouble with HMRC, and owing large sums of money. If you are investigated by HMRC, claiming that you simply did not know or understand your tax obligations will not excuse your liability. However, our specialist lawyers fully understand how HMRC works, and can help you build a strong case and negotiate a beneficial outcome for you and your business.

MTIC Fraud

MTIC fraud is a specialist type of fraud involving importing goods from the EU VAT free. The goods are then sold on at VAT inclusive prices, and the company then ‘disappears’ without paying HMRC the tax collected when the goods were sold. This is sometimes known as ‘missing trader’ fraud. The goods in question may then be sold a number of times through different companies to disguise the fraud. Eventually, the last company in the purchase chain will export the goods free of VAT, but is able to claim VAT back from HMRC as they paid VAT on the goods when bought from the previous company. Often, the same goods are again imported into the UK, and the chain starts again. When this happens, the process is referred to as ‘carousel fraud’ as the goods are going round and round a number of times.

How can Selachii help?

If you have received a letter from HMRC outlining that you owe an amount in unpaid taxes, or are informed that you are to be investigate for VAT fraud, contact us right away. Whilst some companies do deliberately commit VAT fraud, the majority of the cases we see stem from genuine errors or misunderstandings.

Although your initial reaction may be to panic and pay the bill along with  any penalties right away, with the assistance of an experienced lawyer you may be able to have your penalty reduced.  Our expert VAT fraud lawyers have excellent experience in negotiating with HMRC and fully understand the rules and procedures. At the end of the day HMRC, want to see at least some of the money owed paid back and if the penalty can be reduced and you are able to keep trading then it is a better situation for everyone.

If you operate a business in the capital – or just want expert tax advice – then it is recommended to seek out a VAT fraud defence solicitor London. Not only will it keep you and your business on the right side of HMRC but a solicitor can help reduce any potential charges or fines as well.

Contact our VAT Fraud lawyers London today

At Selachii, we understand how challenging dealing with VAT fraud investigations and prosecutions can be. Our expert, professional and dilligent approach will take some of the worry and stress from you, because you know your case is in great hands. Selachii is a dynamic litigation and dispute resolution law firm based in Kensington, London. Whether you are a small start-up business or a large multinational, we can take on your dispute and work to resolve it as quickly as possible so you can concentrate on your day-to-day business. Find out how we can help you by calling us today on 0203 811 7723.

How Selachii Can Help

Fraud is an issue that demands extreme tact as well as often needing great doggedness and attention to detail. We don’t believe in simply handing out one-size-fits-all solutions to problems. We will focus on your specific circumstances before working out the best and most cost-effective way of helping you achieve your aims.

Selachii is a dynamic litigation law firm based in Kensington, London. We put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with both businesses and private individuals, giving them legal advice and support which is unique to them and their situation.

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