HMRC’s continued focus on combating tax avoidance and tax evasion has meant that more and more of our clients may come under HMRC’s tax investigation microscope. HMRC is under a great deal of pressure to combat tax avoidance and evasion and they have many tools at their disposal to help identify individuals and businesses that are not paying the tax they should. Of course, HMRC does not need any firm evidence to launch an investigation and some enquiries and investigations are purely speculative.
Whatever the reason for an investigation the result can be an extremely intrusive process that is very time consuming and difficult for all those involved. At Tax4Today, we have a great deal of experience in helping our clients handle any HMRC investigation or enquiry. It is very important to us that our clients have the proper support they need in dealing with HMRC during what can be a very difficult process.
We can deal with HMRC from the outset and help you understand the optimum way of handling any investigation or enquiry. Where appropriate, we will challenge HMRC’s technical points and assist you by taking over the day-to-day management of the process. We can attend meetings as your advisers, write to HMRC on your behalf and where necessary, challenge HMRC’s decisions.
We also have a deep understanding of the complex penalty regimes and where appropriate we can assist in making voluntary disclosures to HMRC. We can help regularise your tax affairs whilst at the same time seeking to reduce the amount of tax, interest and penalties payable.
We have experience in dealing with multiple areas including:
- HMRC’s Special Investigations Department Code of Practice 8 and 9 investigations
- Voluntary disclosures - Specialist HRMC teams for High Net Worth and Affluent taxpayers
- VAT enquiries - PAYE, National Insurance Contributions, employment status and other payroll related areas
- Tribunal appeals
If you would like to discuss any of these issues or have any questions or queries please give us a call. We would be happy to meet with you for an initial confidential consultation on a no-obligation basis.