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Are you doing enough to prevent staff tax evasion?
Companies and partnerships in the UK face criminal charges for failing to prevent staff from carrying out or facilitating tax evasion, under draft legislation published on 13 October 2016. The Criminal Finance Bill makes a company or partnership guilty of an offence if a person associated with it, such as an employee or freelancer, commits 'a UK tax evasion facilitation offence' when acting in this capacity. It is a defence for a company or partnership to prove it had reasonable prevention procedures in place, or that it was not reasonable to expect them to have taken such measures.