hmrc investigations

Cheating HM Revenue and Customs is a criminal offence, and usually involves failing to pay or not paying the right amount of tax as required by law. If you have been accused of such crimes, this may lead to an investigation carried out by the financial authority, which can be distressing and result in hefty fines and even prison sentences.

Burton Copeland's commercial fraud team has extensive knowledge on this often complex area of law, and are on hand to offer their assistance and guidance to help you avoid penalties. To speak to an expert, you can either call us on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

our services

Investigations by HM Revenue and Customs focus on two major areas:

  • VAT, tax and other fraud irregularities
  • The importation of contraband or prohibited materials

Both are coupled with the threat of proceedings for confiscation or forfeiture. The authority is now geared to ensuring more effective prosecutions.

how burton copeland can help

We specialise in the protection of your interests in the face of the exceptional powers of investigation and prosecution possessed by HM Revenue and Customs. Our regulatory and tax defence lawyers will work very closely with leading accountancy practices to secure negotiated financial settlements as an alternative to prosecution.

As well as having many years of experience in this area of law, our team is made up of former members of the fraud squad, meaning they have experienced background knowledge that can be used to support investigations.

speak to us today

If you have received notice of an investigation to be carried out by HM Revenue and Customs, and need to seek legal advice about your next steps, please get in touch with our Manchester office today. You can either call us on 0161 827 9500 or 0161 832 7834 (out of office number), or fill in our contact form and someone from the team will get back to you.

If you require help with costs, the solicitor dealing with your case can advise whether legal aid is available.