Online tax evasion course

Tax Evasion: Failure to Prevent

The Criminal Finances Act, passed in April 2017, requires staff to be trained on tax evasion as part of a business’ “reasonable procedures” to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. This is a defence against the new corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion, something a company can be prosecuted for if its staff or contractors help someone evade tax anywhere in the world.

This course will cover:

  • The relationship between tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax mitigation
  • The social and economic effects of failing to prevent tax evasion
  • Understanding of what is meant by “reasonable procedures”
  • The penalties for committing an offence under the Criminal Finances Act
  • Red flags for spotting facilitation of tax evasion
  • Practical advice and personalised guidance to prevent facilitation of tax evasion
  • Interactive quizzes to review knowledge learnt

Two course types to suit all of your organisation's needs

VinciWorks has created two versions of the course to enable your organisation to train all staff according to their needs. For management teams, an in-depth 45 minute course will ensure they are well equipped to identify potential red flags, providing the correct procedures to follow in such a case.

Our second course is 15 minutes long and will provide users with the relevant information to help prevent the facilitation of tax evasion within their role in the organisation.

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The six "reasonable procedures" under the Criminal Finances Act are:

  • Risk assessment
  • Proportionality of risk-based prevention procedures
  • Top level commitment
  • Due diligence
  • Communication and training
  • Monitoring and review

Contact us to receive a quotation for your organisation