HMRC investigation & fee protection
The investigation process can be extremely stressful as you are required to ‘prove your innocence’ to the Inspector. It is not unheard of for an enquiry to last several years and we regularly see Inspectors trawling through not only the business records but also personal expenditure such as grocery shopping, holidays and car expenses to identify potential discrepancies. Personal tax clients are not immune either as the tax authorities regularly select individuals for investigation based on its view that they have ‘the means to pay’.
Furthermore the Revenue is increasingly gathering additional information about taxpayers from other organisations. BUPA, Gas Safe, Sun Life and even schools, colleges and auction websites were approached to provide information which HMRC utilised to identify potential targets.
Regardless of your circumstances, this work is extremely technical and will require significant time by a tax expert in order to resolve the matter with the Inspector.
Disappointingly, HMRC does not consider your costs when conducting its investigations. Even a basic tax enquiry can easily exceed £2,000 of professional fees.
Protect yourself today
By subscribing to our comprehensive Tax Investigations Service, the cost of full professional representation by our experts will be covered in the event that you are investigated. We’ll ensure you do not have to simply concede to the Inspector’s demands and will ‘fight your comer’ without you worrying about the fees.
Free Business Legal Advice
As a further benefit of the service you will also have unlimited 24/7 access to an expert Business Legal Helpline which can answer queries relating to Employment Law, Health & Safety matters and commercial issues.
Unfortunately, we can’t protect you from being selected for an enquiry, but we can ensure you have a full defense at no cost if you are. Simply CONTACT US today to find out how you can be covered.
Looking for an accountant that’s right for you? or looking to switch to a new accountant? Get in touch and we will do all the hard work!
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Directors: Margaret Mundy FCA and Lorraine Dorrington FCCA CTA
Dorrington Mundy is incorporated as Dorrington Mundy Limited a Company Registered in England No. 08626146
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