New tax evasion offences: What you need to know

In September 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force, introducing new measures to prevent tax evasion. Under these new rules, companies and partnerships can be found guilty of a criminal offence for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by ‘associated persons’ which includes their employees, workers, agents, contractors, and others providing services for the company (and presumably also covers a third party providing services on the company’s behalf). Read more …