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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I think you mean evade rather than avoid based on what you posted here. And that you got a COP9. And they can reach you abroad too.

    I suspect you used aggressive avoidance too (EBT) which HMRC now consider evasion. Anyone who uses that now is going to get a good kicking.

    Why not contract(once you are out of bankruptcy) using a limited company or umbrella?
    Because his bankruptcy will not be 1 year long and is far more likely to be as long as legally permissible (due to reason and deterrent)... I'm surprised he's posted again on here mind you he still doesn't seem to understand the scale of the situation he is in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurajSingh View Post
    . He says there is no way you can avoid paying tax as hmrc have got a computer system which is scanning through your banks for last 10 years. it can also get records from other databases linked to land registries and DVLA and there are 35 data bases which it is connected to. Really?????? if that the case be God with us. I think time to relocate to Canada or Australia.
    To be fair Suraj, the "connect" system isn't new. Its nearly 10 years old https://www.taxation.co.uk/Articles/...well-connected

    Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I think you mean evade rather than avoid based on what you posted here. And that you got a COP9. And they can reach you abroad too.

    I suspect you used aggressive avoidance too (EBT) which HMRC now consider evasion. Anyone who uses that now is going to get a good kicking.

    Why not contract(once you are out of bankruptcy) using a limited company or umbrella?
    Do HMRC really consider EBT's to be evasion?

    Nobody has been prosecuted over Rangers? Or any other EBT for that matter (as far as I know?)

    I stand to be corrected though

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Outsourced system provided by Bae Applied Intelligence... For reference it also compares VAT returns with Corporate tax returns...
    He said system is called connect and makes a profile even using social media accounts ????????????can that be really true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurajSingh View Post
    He said system is called connect and makes a profile even using social media accounts ????????????can that be really true.
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    Btw don't try to avoid tax in Canada or Australia - their taxmen are even more clued up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterWhite View Post
    Do HMRC really consider EBT's to be evasion?

    Nobody has been prosecuted over Rangers? Or any other EBT for that matter (as far as I know?)

    I stand to be corrected though
    Depends on how it's been used and what action was taken/not taken to disclose it or not.

    Some of the mass marketed EBT arrangements (not Rangers which was allegedly bespoke) have resulted in users getting close to COP9 territory, especially as they lose consistently in Court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterWhite View Post
    Do HMRC really consider EBT's to be evasion?

    Nobody has been prosecuted over Rangers? Or any other EBT for that matter (as far as I know?)

    I stand to be corrected though
    I think there is something else going on with the OP. It looks like the EBTs were the last in a long line of schemes, some of which involved evasion.

    Of course, some promoters of loan schemes said that the loans do not need to be declared on tax returns. That could lead to a COP9 too.

    HMRC are getting more and more insane - its like watching NK or POTUS. Who knows what they will do next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurajSingh View Post
    Thanks everyone, I think I would go bankrupt as have a consultation yesterday with a specialist accountant and only fee is around £40k. Other than that he says you would need to pay every penny of tax avoided in last 21 years. My fault i think i would need a restart after one year when become a discharged bankrupt. Please do take care of your self and dont try to avoid tax as it has been a long and painful month. I still have to pay tax adviser even dont have to pay money for tax in order to avoid prosecution. I have discussed with him all going on in contractor industry , the action and big group and WTT consulting etc. and hmrc clubing down all avoidance schemes. He says there is no way you can avoid paying tax as hmrc have got a computer system which is scanning through your banks for last 10 years. it can also get records from other databases linked to land registries and DVLA and there are 35 data bases which it is connected to. Really?????? if that the case be God with us. I think time to relocate to Canada or Australia.
    Imprisonment OR bankruptcy?

    I'm afraid that this could well be an inclusive rather than exclusive condition...

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    I think a firm quoting £40k says all you need to know. That's perhaps 80/100 hours of work and points to a long and detailed analysis over many years of income/tax.

    There are days when I realise why I don't do COP9 (and never have done really) and I don't envy the OP.

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