tax fraud

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is a prosecuting body with powers similar to the police, which investigates claims of tax fraud. Those being investigated by the HMRC should seek legal advice and representation to help them build a defence strategy, as the way you handle the regulatory body could have an affect on the outcome of your case.

Our tax fraud solicitors are happy to speak to you about your case and provide initial advice on how you should approach an investigation. If you want to get in touch, call our Manchester office today on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

types of tax fraud

Tax-related criminal activity includes the manipulation of returns, false declarations and schemes to avoid paying tax. Fraud is split into two categories:

  • Tax avoidance - structuring your tax legitimately with the intention of lowering how much tax you’re liable for
  • Tax evasion - deliberately not paying your taxes by falsifying documents

The consequences of tax fraud include paying back what you owe, substantial fines and, in some cases, imprisonment - that is why it is important that you do not deal with HMRC investigations alone.

burton copeland: fighting your corner

We specialise in providing comprehensive legal support before, during and after tax fraud investigation proceedings to put forward the strongest defence we can. Our team understands the stress caused to you and your family during such procedures, and will work with you to relieve some of the burden.

Our team can provide representation if your case should go to court, so you can rest assured you’ll have someone by your side that you can trust at this crucial moment. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you’re guaranteed support whenever you might need it. If finance is a worry, we can also let you know if your circumstance allows for legal aid.

contact our lawyers today

If you have been accused of tax fraud, or are being investigated by HMRC, you should speak to one of our tax fraud solicitors. To speak to us, you can either contact us during office hours on 0161 827 9500, or at any other time on 0161 832 7834. If you can’t make it to a phone at the moment, fill in our contact form and we’ll be happy to get back to you at a more suitable time.