The HMRC tax investigation machine is not exclusively targeting high-net-worth individuals; everyone needs to be careful, especially when dealing with inheritance tax, cautions Nick Mendoza

It is rare these days to go more than a few days without news of tax dodging celebrities, or banking scandals involving tax havens and wealthy clients. Amid the continuous press coverage, George Osborne announced the previous government's latest measures in the March 2015 budget, to tackle tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.

But it's not just the rich and famous that HMRC are getting tough with. A string of recent inheritance tax cases show that HMRC are getting tough across the board.

Cases in point

Last month a woman was jailed for two years and eight months after she lied to avoid payi...

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