LDF and MDF – Summary of Terms
With the number of voluntary disclosure facilities made available by HMRC, either now or previously, choosing the right one for you or your client can be difficult. Both the LDF and MDF are now finished but the following gives a flavour of how they operated.
As with all tax problems, circumstances vary greatly and not all of the terms and conditions of the Manx Disclosure Facility (MDF) or Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) will apply in all cases.
Although helpful, it is not as simple as just looking at HMRC’s detailed guidance: there may also be other voluntary disclosure facilities to consider, particularly as HMRC task forces target different trades and vocations.
To be sure of which will apply to you, seek specialist advice from the inTAX experts now
The following table gives a broad idea of the differences and similarities between the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) and the Manx Disclosure Facility (MDF).
|Offshore asset on||31 December 2013||1 September 2009|
|Previous tax investigation||X||✓|
|Exception||Any previous investigation||No current CDF case, and no current criminal prosecution|
|Immunity from Prosecution||X||✓|
|Applies to years||1999||1999|
|Up to 2008/09||10%||10%|
|Post 2009/10||Up to 40%||per appropriate regime|
|Composite rate option?||X||✓|
|Timing of payment?||On application to register||At the time of disclosure – After acceptance into the LDF|