Tax Crime and Fraud
Investigation

11 - 15 March 2024
Sandton Centre Johannesburg South Africa

Tax Crime and Fraud Investigation

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R17, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

This course focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to work within the environment of tax crimes and investigation of fraudulent activities.

The program has been developed as a practical course using tax fraud and evasion scenarios to provide participants with a learning environment that will allow them the best opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the real world.

All the lessons and scenarios are designed and delivered from a tax perspective ensuring that participants can relate to the material so that it helps increase their understanding and retention of the content. The content of the course has been designed in line with the current practices and legislation in place for tax crimes.

What is the key focus of this “Tax Crime and Fraud Investigation Course”? This is an interactive course which gives participants an in-depth knowledge of the broad range of problems faced by tax and financial crime investigators in their battle against illegitimate financial activities, as well as responses to these issues and available tools.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this Tax Crime and Fraud Investigation course successfully, participants will be able to:

    • Conduct effective tax crime and fraud investigation
    • Identify the critical factors of the tax crime and fraud investigation process
    • Recognise the key stages of tax crime and fraud investigation
    • Identify the elements required for tax crime and fraud investigative decision-making
    • Understand the principles of the “Investigative Mindset”
    • Summarise the fundamental elements of investigative strategies

Targeted Audience:

This course would be suitable for:

    • Tax agents
    • Tax advisors
    • Legal counsel and lawyers
    • Tax advisers
    • General tax practitioners
    • Tax practitioners in advisory firms
    • Beginners in tax commercial and trade industries
    • Government officials
    • In-house tax directors/managers
    • Tax regulation bodies
    • Tax and financial crime investigators
    • Financial analysts
    • Judicial officials
    • Investigations Manager
    • Tax Auditor
    • Tax investigations officer
    • Fraud Investigations Officer 
    • Forensic
    • Tax Crime Investigations

Course Outline:

MODULE 1: MANAGING AND LEADING INVESTIGATIONS – DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL

    • Introduction
    • The importance of financial investigations
    • Management of financial investigations
    • Leadership skills
    • Managing limited resources
    • Domestic investigations
    • International investigations

MODULE 2: BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

    • The fundamentals of ownership
    • Asset ownership and their tax commitments
    • Misuse of corporate legislations
    • Offshore companies and tax crimes

MODULE 3: INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES

    • Sources of information
    • The investigative responsibility of banks and other economic institutions
    • Prosecutorial and investigative challenges
    • Threats and risks assessments
    • Tools for effective investigation

MODULE 4: COMPLEX MONEY LAUNDERING

    • Illicit flows of finances
    • Track money in complex financial arrangements
    • Case study: Money laundering in an industry of choice

MODULE 5: BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

    • Bribery and corruption awareness
    • Role of tax and financial crime investigators in combating offences
    • Awareness for tax examiners and auditors
    • Issues pertaining to bribery and other types of corruption
    • Support on how to recognise indicators of potential bribery attempts
    • Corruption in the direction of routine tax assessments and audits

MODULE 6: INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION

    • Risks posed by corruption and money laundering
    • Effective co-operation between government agencies and countries
    • Current initiatives to improve inter-agency co-operation

MODULE 7: FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS

    • Usage of modern techniques to identify connections between suspects of financial crimes
    • Various agencies involved in the battle against financial crimes
    • International instruments available

MODULE 8: SUSPICIOUS TRANSACTIONS REPORTS

    • Electronic sales suppression
    • False invoicing
    • Identifying tax crimes via transaction reports
    • Checklist to audit corporate reports

MODULE 9: INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

    • Analysis of different co-operation models
    • Combating financial crime
    • Models for sharing information between tax administration and law enforcement units
    • The role of the Financial Information Unit and financial regulators

MODULE 10: ADVANCED INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

    • Methods of proof
    • Planning, conducting and recording interviews
    • Best practices
    • International initiatives
    • Planning, conducting and recording interviews
    • Investigative techniques
    • Effective interview guidelines
    • Dos and don’ts of investigative interviews
    • The role of human psychology in conducting investigative interviews

MODULE 11: IDENTIFYING, FREEZING AND RECOVERING ASSETS

    • Functions of point of sales systems
    • Areas of risk to tax administrations
    • Case Study: issue of tax crime in the fisheries sector
    • Frauds over taxes on profit and earnings
    • Customs duties
    • VAT
    • Social security
    • Recovering the proceeds of crime

End of the workshop

IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING

While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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