Posted by James Pearson on 04 Sep 2012

Tax Avoidance versus Tax Evasion

There has been much public debate on the role of tax advisers recently and on the difference between legal tax avoidance and illegal tax evasion.

It appears that for some the edges around these subjects have become blurred, but please follow the link below for a fact sheet published by Tolley, the well-known tax publication specialists, that provides some useful facts and definitions on the subject.  This seeks to explain the differences and clarify the role of the tax adviser.

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See also…

Tax Avoidance Schemes: Too Good To Be True?

Tax Avoidance Schemes: Accelerated Payment of Disputed Tax

The Media and Tax Avoidance

Independent Study on General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) Published

Finance Act 2018 Enacted

Disguised Remuneration Update – Loan Charge Enacted

New Criminal Offence for Offshore Tax Evasion

Offshore Tax Evasion: An HMRC Briefing

HMRC Free to Access Taxpayer Bank Accounts

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