The new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion will come into force on 30 September 2017. This is as a result of a statutory instrument laid before Parliament today. By 30 September 2017, corporates within scope will need to have assessed the risks that their employees or those providing services for or on their behalf could facilitate the evasion of tax, and have developed an implementation plan confirming how the corporate will develop procedures to mitigate against the risks identified through the assessment.
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Further information on the offences is set out in our previous articles: