Who are the Fraud Investigation Service?

The Fraud Investigation Service is very much at the sharp end of HMRC compliance work. Formerly known as Special Compliance Office, tax investigators within this unit are tasked with the identification and investigation of the most serious cases of suspected tax fraud.

This service is staffed by the very best investigators available within HMRC. Any contact from this team merits immediate attention and should be treated with the utmost respect and seriousness. It is certainly not a process you should even contemplate attempting alone. Representation from a firm specliasing in tax investigation work is strongly recommended. Particularly from a company with experience in dealing with cases where serious tax fraud is suspected.

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The Fraud Investigation Service has distinct areas of work falling within a team remit.

They are as follows:

  • FIS Prosecutions
  • Offshore Civil and Wealthy
  • UK Tax Matters
  • Aggressive Counter Avoidance

Further reading

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