I didn’t do it deliberately!

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Penalties for what HMRC define as deliberate behaviour are higher than for those who took reasonable care or were simply careless.

How do I explain myself?

Is ignorance of the law an excuse.

I buried my head in the sand!

How do I present my case to HMRC to achieve the lowest penalty available?

It’s all about good behaviour from day one!

Call me for more advice – 07584 706 664

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First UK prosecution for Furloughing fraud

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First UK prosecution for Furloughing fraud

A 57-year-old West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HMRC investigation into a suspected £495,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme fraud. Eight other men have also been arrested in a linked investigation.

The arrest took place after a search of premises in the Solihull area which led to the seizure of computers and various other digital devices. Funds in a bank account relating to the man’s business have been frozen. A suspected multi-million pound ...

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Will I go to prison?

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Covid-19 business closures may have died down and many are back up and running and we now see the coronavirus job retention ( furlough) scheme (CJRS) being phased out.

Watch this space as we await figures of the further spread of the virus or a second wave and if HMRC will back down and re-open the furloughing scheme to limited sectors.

However where there’s a fund there’s a fraud and HMRC is starting to take up many enquiries into furloughing fraudulent claims. ...

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Help with Tax investigations – false furloughing claim investigations

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Under scrutiny for false furloughing claim? what can you do?

Defend yourself with the evidence!

Any firm that has benefited from the furlough schemes or grants should keep evidence to prove that employees paid under the schemes would still have been in work even if the pandemic had not happened.

This means keeping detailed records of the decisions made as to why they believed they were entitled to access payments under the schemes including what you they spent any grants on – which ...

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