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Tax and HMRC Investigations

HMRC is clamping down on individuals and businesses that have unpaid tax liabilities as a result of tax avoidance or tax evasion. 

Particular focus has been on those with bank accounts held in foreign jurisdictions where tax on income from such assets has not been paid. However, HMRC continues to reduce its tax deficit by targeting those that have avoided paying tax on interests and business activities within the UK.

HMRC continues to develop new tactics and initiatives to work towards reaching its objective of reducing the tax deficit, which has been reported to reach £34bn. Recent initiatives have included the introduction of Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) and in certain cases, increasing the risk of criminal prosecution if information is deliberately withheld during an investigation.

Our team of experienced and discrete tax investigations and disclosures professionals assist private individuals directly, and clients of other professionals in order to bring their tax affairs up to date. Our team is on hand to discuss all types of cases on 0113 387 5670.

Tax Avoidance Investigations

Our expertise and experience in this area covers:

Voluntary Tax Disclosure

Individuals and companies who believe they may eventually be targeted by HMRC should seek to make a voluntary disclosure to clarify their tax position with HMRC. We assist individuals and clients of other professionals in making voluntary disclosures of unpaid tax to HMRC.  Current HMRC disclosure facilities available include:

HMRC is becoming increasingly proactive in targeting those it suspects of tax avoidance, or more seriously, tax evasion. With new powers and an increased budget to help target those is suspects of owing tax, HMRC is quickly closing the net.  If you or your client believe you may be on HMRC’s radar you should act quickly in order to make a voluntary disclosure of unpaid tax in order to reduce potential penalties and avoid the risk of a full criminal prosecution if later found guilty at tax tribunal..

For more information about our specialist experience in tax investigations and disclosures visit –

To discuss your individual or your client's circumstances with a Tax Investigations professional in complete confidentiality, call Forths on 0113 387 5670

Alternatively you can send an email to or fill out an Enquiry Form and a member of our team will contact you at the earliest possible convenience.