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U.K. Criminal Penalties for Improper Tax Planning – Could You Be Effected?

Volume 4 No 1    /    Read Article

By Gary Ashford (guest author) and Stanley C. Ruchelman

New powers have been given to H.M.R.C. in recent legislation, and new criminal and civil penalties have been enacted as part of a massive legislative program designed to stop U.K. residents from participating in offshore tax avoidance and evasion schemes. Several criminal penalties are directed to advisory firms that facilitated tax offenses. In certain circumstances, advisory firms based outside the U.K. will be at risk of prosecution. Gary Ashford of Harbottle and Lewis L.L.P., London, and Stanley C. Ruchelman examine the new provisions.   See more →