MTIC/Carousel Fraud Lawyers in Manchester
Stephen Lickrish & Associates are experts in relation to the investigation and prosecution of MTIC Fraud (Missing Trader Intra-Community)/ Carousel fraud allegations and we benefit from having a collected experience of one of the largest teams of Lawyers practicing in this field of criminal defence nationally.
MTIC Fraud (Missing Trader Intra-Community) remains a cause of concern with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to the losses incurred to the government and consequently is a focus for Prosecution action.
According to HMRC, MTIC fraud is an organised criminal attack on the European Union VAT system in which fraudulent traders acquire goods VAT free from EU member states. Who then charge VAT on their onward sale and go “missing” to avoid paying the VAT charged to the relevant tax authorities. The most common type of goods used to perpetrate the fraud are small but high value items such as mobile phones or computer chips.
The most serious form of MTIC fraud is carousel fraud. Carousel fraud involves a series of contrived transactions within and beyond the EU, with the aim of creating large unpaid VAT liabilities and in some cases, fraudulent VAT repayment claims.
The Prosecution in such cases is typically voluminous requiring meticulous analysis by Solicitors and, potentially Accountants, with requisite skills and experience. Our experience tells us that such investigations are very complex in nature and lead to lengthy Court proceedings. Our experience also suggests that effective representation at an early stage can lead to a better management of the case and a relatively positive outcome for our clients. Therefore it is vital that if someone is under investigation for fraud they receive expert legal advice from the outset.
Stephen Lickrish & Associates are well placed to deal with such investigations and prosecutions having a number of Solicitors and Para-Legals with extensive experience of successfully defending suspects and Defendants in such criminal enquiries and prosecutions.
Here at Stephen Lickrish & Associates we can provide you with initial free legal advice, regardless of what stage your case is at. Please contact us.
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MTIC/Carousel Fraud Solicitors in Manchester
Offering specialist advice and representation on cases of MTIC/Carousel Fraud, Stephen Lickrish & Associates Solicitors in Manchester can help. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, contact us by filling out an enquiry form.