HMRC Taskforces set their sights on London Legal Professionals

Following HM Revenue & Customs crack down on tax avoidance, taskforces introduced in May 2011 are now focusing on the activities of various London barristers and other legal professionals who they feel may have unpaid taxes.

HMRC believe that these investigations along with other groups such as hairdressers, tattooists and restaurants in various locations around the country will bring in approximately £19.5m.

This will help them to meet their target of £50m being recovered by the 30 taskforces launched last year.

With the aggressive tactics, it is probable that investigations and enquiries will be on the increase, with HM Revenue & Customs warning that they are “coming after you”.