Preventing the Facilitation of Tax Evasion Course

Tax laws don't just apply only to those who deal with calculating or managing taxes. They apply to everyone.

The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 makes it a criminal offence to facilitate tax evasion by anyone in the UK or abroad.

Our Preventing the Facilitation of Tax Evasion Course will help your employees to spot and combat this risk.

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Preventing the Facilitation of Tax Evasion Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Understand your company's measures for combating tax evasion
  • Identify red flags that indicate a risk of tax evasion
  • Take action to report suspicions of tax evasion

 

New in 2021

  • Full design review by a tax evasion expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Two illustrative news stories added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • New post-course assessment

Course Outline

Introduction

- The problem of tax evasion
- Why is it important to us?

What is tax evasion?

- What is tax avoidance?
- Make the call: Tax evasion or tax avoidance?

Facilitation of Tax Evasion

- Make the call: Is it facilitation of tax evasion?
- The key stages of the UK offence
- The offences
- Scope of the law
- Cases in the news

Associated Persons

- Make the call: Who is an associated person?

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)

- Requirements for issuing UWOs
- Responding to a UWO

Best practices for preventing tax evasion

- You decide: Managing the risks
- Scenario: The relationship manager
- Scenario: The HNW client
- Scenario: A US client (FATCA)
- Make the call: To report or not?
- You decide: Unfounded suspicion

Affirmation

Assessment

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Course Specifications

Structure

Structure

Approximately 30-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.

Audience

Audience

Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Design

Design

SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.

Test-Out

Test-Out

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.

Compatibility

Compatibility

All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.

Tailoring

Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.

Translation

Translation

Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.

Localisation

Localisation

Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.