Helen Adams

Helen Adams

Helen specialises in managing investigations opened by HMRC under Codes of Practice 8 (tax avoidance) and 9 (suspected serious fraud). She also advises clients who want to voluntarily disclose tax irregularities. As a CEDR accredited mediator, Helen advises on using ADR to resolve tax disputes.

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Tax evasion
1 January 2018

Helen Adams considers the findings of research commissioned by HMRC into tax evasion and the sharing economy and what more could be done to improve compliance

Dawn Register and Helen Adams consider the actions needed as a result of the forthcoming Requirement to Correct
Requirement to correct
1 September 2017

Dawn Register and Helen Adams consider the actions needed as a result of the forthcoming Requirement to Correct

Helen Adams considers the Finance Bill’s proposed changes to enquiry closure notices
Closure notices
1 April 2017

Helen Adams considers the Finance Bill’s proposed changes to enquiry closure notices

A harsher environment – tackling tax avoidance
Tackling tax avoidance
1 October 2016

Helen Adams and Rebecca Hartley consider HM Revenue & Customs’ ongoing steps in tackling tax avoidance and the forthcoming Serial Tax Avoidance legislation

Unwanted publicity! – HMRC Powers
HMRC Powers

Dawn Register and Helen Adams consider HMRC’s powers to publish details of deliberate tax defaulters, including forthcoming changes, and compare them to similar powers in other jurisdictions

Under pressure – Offshore evasion
Offshore evasion
1 February 2016

Helen Adams and Jonathan Pitkin consider the tougher environment taxpayers will face for offshore evasion

The 60-day countdown – COP9
COP9
1 November 2015

Helen Adams and Alistair Culverwell consider the contractual disclosure facility (COP9), in particular the critical outline disclosure deadline

Penalties - incorrect returns

Helen Adams and Dawn Register discuss why two cases reached different conclusions on whether penalties were due for errors when a planning scheme failed