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Carousel Fraud / MTIC

Missing Trader Inter Community (MTIC) or Carousel fraud is the name given to the theft of Value Added Tax (VAT) from a government where the allegation is that the way VAT is treated has been exploited when the movement of goods between jurisdictions is VAT-free.

In its simplest form this is where the person or companycriminal solicitors is alleged to have charged VAT on the goods and then disappeared (hence Missing Trader) before paying this over to the government's collection authority.

Carousel refers to a more complex type of fraud usually involving small high value items (such as mobile phones) which are then passed around and traded between companies and jurisdictions.

Prosecutions of this type are often long and complex involving many expert witnesses and legal defence representation.

Here at Murray’s we are experts in this field and have a team of lawyers who for many years have regularly taken instructions in this specialist area.

If you need or you think you may need legal help or advice in this field you should contact us at the earliest opportunity. You must ensure if you are the subject of such an investigation that you are confident in the skill and ability of the solicitors that you instruct.