Tax Avoidance Schemes

Advice and representation for clients facing HMRC criminal and civil tax investigations, penalties, back-dated tax bills or litigation as a result of mis-sold tax avoidance schemes.

Tax Avoidance Schemes Legal Advice

At Cannon Chambers, we can offer you a highly experienced tax barrister providing advice and representation to clients who have been sold aggressive tax avoidance schemes, such as disguised remuneration schemes, artificial Employer Financed Retirement Benefit schemes (EFRBs) and Umbrella Schemes.

Tax avoidance schemes are often sold without a proper risk warning that clients may be investigated by HM Revenue and Customs, and receive judicial and press scrutiny.

If you have been a victim of a mis-sold tax avoidance scheme, you may be facing a lengthy tax investigation, demands to pay back-taxes with interest, potential penalties for tax evasion, and possible prosecution by HMRC.

Mis-sold tax avoidance schemes

Tax advisors and introducers make a commission from artificial schemes and often fail to make clients aware of legitimate ways of reducing or eliminating their tax bills. Those advisers may be liable for mis-selling tax saving schemes, especially those who either fail to explain the risks with such schemes or fraudulently claim that their schemes are approved by HMRC.

As a result, victims of tax avoidance schemes may be facing huge tax bills several times higher than their original investment – potentially leading to the loss of their business and/or their homes.

How Can Cannon Chambers Help?

We can offer you the services of a tax barrister with extensive experience in settling tax disputes with HMRC, acting for clients in claims for compensation, as well as representation in legal action against financial advisers and introducers.

We can offer you the services of a tax barrister at Cannon Chambers authorised by the Bar Standards Board to do Public Access Work and litigation, which means that they can work directly with clients to deal with their tax affairs, and manage HMRC tax investigations on their behalf.

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