Tax Evasion Offences – Where Are We, A Year On? – Drystone Chambers

Posted August 9th, 2018 in news, tax evasion by sally

‘As part of the numerous reforms that the Criminal Finance Act introduced, there were two new offences created in 2017. This article will discuss where we are now; over fourteen months after the offences were brought into force. The offences were introduced as a reaction (some might say knee-jerk reaction), to the Panama papers controversy; and as such, new offences of corporate facilitation of domestic tax evasion and failure to prevent facilitation of foreign tax evasion were included in the Act. The aim is to target the facilitators and enablers of tax evasion, although this does not seem to have been put into action.’

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Drystone Chambers, July 2018