Offshore Assets - Don’t incur a £3,000 HMRC penalty

18 August 2017

    This is guidance for professional advisors and information for clients. We have issued communications under separate cover to all of our clients.

    UK residents for tax purposes should to be aware of an upcoming deadline. By the end of this month HMRC has stated all advisors should have contacted their clients to make them aware of their obligations in terms of reporting offshore investments to HMRC.

    Clients will want to avoid any HMRC investigations should they fail to disclose and advisors avoid a potential £3,000 penalty for not complying with the regulations.

    If unsure whether or not you are impacted (either advisor or client) you should contact HMRC. The wording is very specific and HMRC has provided guidance here.

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