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Monday, 30 July 2012

Morning Has Broken - How To Handle an HMRC Dawn Raid

Pinsent Masons have recently updated their guide on how to deal with a dawn raid by HMRC.

A dawn raid is a search of premises carried out by HMRC, when it suspects that a tax fraud has been committed. Raids are generally carried out early in the morning. The guide is purely aimed at HMRC raids.

Of particular relevance is the advice that if HMRC don't want to wait for a solicitor to arrive then:
"Allocate a member of your staff to 'shadow' each officer of the search team. The role of the shadow is to keep a record of all documents examined, copied or removed by the HMRC officers."
The guide can be read via this link "How to manage an HMRC dawn raid".

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  1. Hardly a tax issue that statement. However he was called Cat Stevens in 1976.

    1. Staying off piste...

      He does not look like Yusuf Islam in the photo, but I s'pose the real give away is the name and date. I assume this is the time when he would have been regarded as an infidel not only for his beliefs but also his pop music culture.

      However, before being accused of being racist or anti any faith or belief I don't care what he converted to, be it Muslim, Greek Orthodox or Anglican, it matters not.

      At least as a Muslim he will pay his dues and not be involved in any offshore avoidance. As such he shouldn't get woken up by a dawn "knock"!