Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) Under the UK's Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Role of Tax Laws and Tax Authorities in Its Successful Implementation

Julien, Rita (2019) Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) Under the UK's Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Role of Tax Laws and Tax Authorities in Its Successful Implementation. WU International Taxation Research Paper Series, 2019-02. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Universität Wien, Vienna.

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Abstract

On 30 September 2017, the United Kingdom implemented a powerful new investigative tool known as an "unexplained wealth order" in its Criminal Finances Act 2017. On 7-8 November 2017, London hosted the Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime. Against this background, as well as other recent developments that have shown a spotlight on the interlinkages between tax and crime, this working paper researches the role that tax laws and tax authorities play in either helping or hindering unexplained wealth orders. In doing so, it derives some relevant considerations for United Kingdom authorities as they move forward in implementing this new law.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: Editors: Eva Eberhartinger, Michael Lang, Rupert Sausgruber and Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics and Business), and Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna).
Keywords: unexplained wealth orders, tax and crime, anti-corruption, tax law, forfeiture, crime, money laundering
Classification Codes: JEL Classification: K34, K33, K14, K11, K42
Divisions: Departments > Öffentliches Recht und Steuerrecht > Österr. und Internat. Steuerrecht
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 14:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 14:25
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7252

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