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Employers who engage contractors – Be aware of new corporate criminal offences for failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

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14/06/2018

Walker Morris risk series stampThe Government introduced new corporate criminal offences for failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion on 30 September 2017. This is particularly relevant for employers who engage contractors. Turning a blind eye to a contractor misrepresenting their position to HMRC could be viewed as facilitating tax evasion which could expose the company to criminal liability.

If you would like further advice on this topic please contact David Smedley or Andrew Rayment.

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