The taxman’s Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (RCPO) merged with The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on 1st January 2010.
HMRC conducts the criminal investigations into tax fraud, and then hands cases over to another government agency to consider if prosecution is suitable. Until 1st January the RCPO made the crucial decisions. Now it will be the CPS (in England and Wales).
There is a new Revenue and Customs Division within the CPS, led by David Green QC. That unit has legal beagles in both London and Manchester and provides specialist prosecution services to HMRC.
There is also now an enhanced Proceeds of Crime Unit (dealing with asset recovery) which goes after the money following a conviction.
Lynam Tax Investigation Experts have a vast amount of practical experience in managing serious tax fraud investigations. If you are worried about a tax investigation we can advise you on the best course of action. If appropriate, we can help you manage any necessary disclosures. If you are facing criminal charges we can help you obtain first class legal representation, in order to obtain the optimum outcome for you, your business and your family.
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