Tax Enquiries and Investigations
Need help fighting the Taxman?
Being subjected to a tax enquiry or tax investigation by HMRC can be daunting, but is an unfortunate fact of business life through and not necessarily the fault of your own or that of your accountant.
HMRC investigates businesses at random as well as for specific reasons. A full investigation is not a pleasant experience and without expert advice, it can be an expensive experience getting the issue resolved.
If you are selected at random, you need an accountant who knows how HMRC works, thinks and is prepared to fight your case. We make sure that HMRC keeps to their own internal guidelines and don’t overstep the mark.
We will talk you through the enquiry process, explain what to expect and support you throughout the entire process.
There are various penalties HMRC can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income. As well as having to pay the tax, you can find them seeking penalties up to an amount equal to the tax, so doubling your tax bill as well as adding interest on the late payment of the tax.
We can help you minimise these penalties.
Anti-investigation Scanning Checks
Whilst with random investigations anyone can come under enquiry, you can help to avoid the chance of an investigation into your affairs for other reasons. We know the triggers that often give rise to enquiries if not fully explained to HMRC when submitting Tax Returns to them.
Every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to the HMRC goes through an anti-investigation scanning check to identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before they are submitted without explanation. This helps to minimise the chances of you being on the wrong end of an investigation.