VAT rules are notoriously complex and this can lead to your business overpaying or underpaying tax.
The VAT authorities also have wide-reaching powers to investigate issues including evasion and criminal offences, such as fraud. In certain cases investigations can go back 20 years.
Potential consequences include the recovery of underpaid VAT, plus penalties and interest. If the matter is deemed to be a criminal activity, prosecutions can lead to fines, prison sentences and seizure of assets.
If your business is under investigation on a VAT issue, you need expert help.
Salhan Connect and our specialist sister firm, Taxation-Investigation, can provide advice and support to identify the most effective way forward. We can represent you in dealings with the VAT authorities, including making disclosures and advise you on the best way to achieve an appropriate outcome.