HMRC wins 22 out of 26 tax avoidance cases in 2016-17

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Source: accountancyage.com, 23 August 2017

“In 2016-2017 HMRC only lost three out of 26 tax avoidance cases taken to court. It netted 22 wins and one mixed result, according to statistics published by HMRC.”

“Despite this minor decline in wins, Heather Self, partner at Pinsent Masons commented: “Anyone seeking to implement a complex tax avoidance scheme would have to be a confirmed optimist to assume they would win if the case is ultimately litigated.””

“Although shedding light on the types of violations that end up in court, Self noted that the cases do not illuminate on current behaviour of taxpayers, as most of the activities occurred several years ago.”

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