Tax Investigations & HMRC Disputes and Appeals

Tax investigations, including investigations into tax fraud, tax evasion and tax avoidance schemes, can be extremely stressful, time consuming and potentially damaging to your business reputation, not to mention expensive if penalties are imposed.books library

If you have been notified that HMRC wish to conduct an investigation into your tax affairs you will need an expert by your side who understands tax legislation, HMRC operational procedures and the areas they are likely to focus on.

Someone who knows how tax inspectors think and act and can help you to prepare for the investigation - and someone who will be on your side.

Investigations are becoming more common amongst small and medium sized businesses and charities.

We can advise on the following:

  • Code of Practice 8 & 9 investigations.
  • HMRC disputes and appeals i.e. you disagree with HMRC decision relating to direct taxes (e.g. income, capital gains, corporation, NIC) you may be able to challenge the decision by appealing.
  • PAYE, Corporate or VAT investigations.
  • Formal and informal enquiries which are dealt with by local HMRC offices.
  • Provide you with an objective assessment of your tax affairs – a pre-investigation investigation with a full report highlighting potential areas of concern and/or preparing the case for the defence to answer HMRC queries.
  • Attend meetings with HMRC on your behalf, negotiating with them to reach a fair and just settlement and a repayment period that is affordable to you and/or your business.
  • Represent you at tax appeals and tribunals.
  • Advise you on all types of enquiries: income tax, PAYE, NI, VAT, corporation tax, capital gains tax.

How can we help

We will provide you with an objective assessment of your tax affairs – a pre-investigation investigation with a full report highlighting potential areas of concern and/or preparing the case for the defence to answer HMRC queries.

We can attend meetings with HMRC on your behalf, negotiating with them to reach a fair and just settlement and a repayment period that is affordable to you and/or your business.

We can also represent you at tax appeals and tribunals.

We advise on all types of enquiries: income tax, PAYE, NI, VAT, corporation tax & capital gains tax.