Tax evasion facilitation staff FAQs and case studies—law firms
Tax evasion facilitation staff FAQs and case studies—law firms

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tax evasion facilitation staff FAQs and case studies—law firms

We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted by tax evasion and tax evasion facilitation.

These FAQs are based on guidance from the Law Society and are designed to help you achieve [insert organisation’s name]‘s business goals in a way that is consistent with our commitment to counter the facilitation of tax evasion.

This document addresses some common questions and scenarios, but if you are ever unsure about a matter, transaction or situation, check with [insert contact name or title].

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      FAQs

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        If a client engages the firm on a matter involving a foreign jurisdiction and our retainer does not include advising on associated foreign tax issues, what obligation do we have to consider foreign tax matters?

        The firm can only be liable if there is criminal facilitation of tax evasion by an associated person, so there is no requirement on us to ensure a client takes foreign tax advice, still less to see that advice.

        However, judgment is needed and if the transaction raises red flags, questions should be asked as there is a risk that, especially with hindsight, HMRC might allege we turned a blind eye to what was going on and had knowledge of, and decided to ignore, the tax evasion.

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        What should we do if we are advising on a transaction and get sight of

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