HMRC Investigations & Compliance

HMRC Compliance Checks & Investigations

HMRC have powers available to them to ask questions about Corporation Tax, Income Tax, VAT, and anything else they are responsible for. This may be a quick check of a certain aspect of one particular tax, a full review of all taxes in your business, or a full investigation covering all areas of your business and private matters.

This may include an investigation under HMRC’s Code of Practice 8 or, where fraud is suspected, HMRC’s Code of Practice 9 (the Contractual Disclosure Facility).

We have the experience of dealing with and managing all types of enquiries and investigations; our aim is to resolve these as quickly as possible, making sure that our clients know their rights, as well as making sure HMRC do not abuse or over-step their investigation powers.

Forensic Tax Advice

Whether you:

  • have taken advice in the past and need a tax review of work done to date, or
  • are thinking of entering into an arrangement but are unsure of the tax consequences

we have investigation experience and analysis skills to help consider the impact of certain arrangements.

This may include HMRC’s challenge to an avoidance scheme, Accelerated Payment Notices or just a specific issue that has become contentious, our team includes had the experience of dealing with HMRC on highly technical & difficult issues.

Settlements and Dispute Resolution

Whether you are dealing with an enquiry yourself or another representative has dealt with the investigation on your behalf, if you are unable to reach agreement with HMRC we offer Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution services to consider the factors before this before this goes to Tribunal.

Here we can use our investigation experience to give consideration to what is an appropriate settlement, identifying what should and should not be challenged. The aim here is to bring the issues to an end without further costs from either a drawn out investigation or through incurring legal costs.


Latest Tax News & Insights

Spring Statement 2019 – Introduction

Amidst all the Brexit debates, the Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition he launched consultations on various aspects of the tax system together with updates on…
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Spring Statement 2019 – Business Tax

Making Tax Digital for Business: VAT HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system. Under the new rules, businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) must keep digital records for VAT purposes and provide their VAT return information…
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