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HMRC internal manual

Compliance Handbook

Penalties for failure to notify: Other penalty issues: Interaction with other penalties: Double jeopardy

We cannot charge a penalty for failure to notify, see CH71220, if the person has been convicted of a criminal offence in respect of the failure.

Where in a routine compliance check there is

  • a failure to notify, and
  • evidence that meets the criteria for submitting the case to the Evasion Management Team (EMT), see CH402170 

you should refer the case to the EMT, see CH402180, even if it has already been seen by them. If the case is returned to you to complete the check you may consider imposing penalties for the failure.