Hi, my name isXXXXX and I am affiliated with a USA registered company with a home base in Wisconsin. Basic Background Facts: One of our Directors performed a Consulting Agreement for a client based in Europe. The client paid the consulting fee in US Dollars and in "cash;" the funds were entered into the U.K. in London. Initially the funds were deposited into a "holding account" at Halifax Bank in July 2012; in December 2012 the funds were moved to a Security group also based in London. We were told there was a tax
requirement of $42,450.00 US Dollars which was required to be paid to the HMRC - Inland Revenue before the funds would be released.
We could not and cannot understand why there is / was a tax to be paid on 2012 income in 2012 and "why" we could not access the funds to pay all of the necessary fees and taxes. We did receive a message from HMRC that the tax was on 2012 income.
I personally traveled to London in December 2012 and met with the group then holding the funds and verified the funds were actual and real. However I was not allowed to access the funds to pay so-called income taxes
We subsequently paid 20% of the total amount of the tax due ($8,500 USD) and were told the entire package would be released for our access and payment of obligations in the UK. However, we then received an email message stating we would have to pay another $10,000 USD to this group for payment to MI5 to obtain a tax release statement (Anti-Money Laundering Certificate Stamp).
This does not seem to fit anything as we understand the MI5 group does not have authority to stamp a document or collect a tax form. Also, we cannot understand why the HMRC Inland Revenue will not allow us to access the funds to satisfy obligations.
Our help question is does your group have a an attorney based in London who would work with us to obtain full release of the funds and deposit into a bank.
Our request is would the attorney work with us, obtain release of the funds and be paid in full plus a bonus after the fact - in other words upon completion and receipt / deposit of the funds into a bank. We would ask the attorney to accrue their costs and we would pay them upon completion of the tasks.
We have numerous email messages, name contacts, email contacts and telephone numbers which we weould share.
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