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Tax Investigations

Richard Clarke Director PricewaterhouseCoopers unravels some of the departmental changes brought about by the formation of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Tax advisers are getting accustomed to a new set of acronyms following the merger of the tax departments and their consequent reorganisations. We are learning to say 'HMRC' rather than 'Revenue' or 'Customs'. That is the easy part of our learning curve.
Investigation advisers are now dealing with SCI (Serious Civil Investigation) rather than the SCO (Special Compliance Office). Within the SCI is the OFPG (the Offshore Fraud Project Group) which is concerned with evasion connected with tax-haven-based bank accounts.
Rather than the LBO (Large Business Office) we have the LBS (Large Business Service). The LBS has recently appointed new CRMs (Client Relationship Managers)...

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