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Corporate facilitation of tax evasion – not yet a damp squib

Speedread: Although there have not been any prosecutions to date, the introduction of the corporate facilitation offences is not a damp squib. The offences are sufficiently wide to embrace evasion of duties as well as income and corporation tax, which in a post-Brexit era will have additional traction. But...
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Thinning the line between recklessness and wilful blindness in tax offences

Speedread: In R v Godir [2018] EWCA Crim 2294 the Court of Appeal held that recklessness was insufficient to convict the defendant of two criminal offences. However, tax practitioners should not take too much comfort from the decision as wilful blindness “can equate to knowledge in some circumstances”, and...
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