Under a taskforce, HMRC has access to a full range of civil and criminal sanctions against those found to be evading tax and a taskforce does not offer the same settlement opportunities as a campaign. A taskforce investigation can be stressful and time consuming, and involve extensive reviews of business records.
To act as a deterrent, taskforces may also publish the names of tax evaders, under the publishing names of deliberate defaulters initiative.
Helping you deal with campaigns and taskforces
As specialists in dealing with tax enquiries, you can call on Grant Thornton for support. We have extensive experience in helping clients solve their problems and negotiating with HMRC. This might involve clients making unprompted disclosures or HMRC starting investigations. Whatever the situation, our aim is to seek to secure a fair outcome for you.