Tax Investigations Service
Need help fighting the Taxman?
HMRC investigates businesses at random, as well as for specific reasons. Unfortunately, through no fault of your own or your accountant, you may find yourself under enquiry by HMRC.
A full income tax investigation can be a very stressful, disruptive and costly experience. Our expert defence and tax investigation advice can minimise the toll on your time and finances.
Providing Tax Investigation Help
If you are inspected at random, you need an accountant who knows how HMRC operates and is capable of defending your case. We make sure that HMRC’s investigators keep to their own internal guidelines, ensuring that they treat you fairly and proportionately. We also ensure that they have everything they need to complete their investigation as quickly as possible. We will talk you through the enquiry process and what to expect and support you throughout.
Tax Investigation Penalties
There are various penalties HMRC can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income. As well as having to pay the tax, they may seek penalties for an amount equal to the tax, thus doubling your tax bill. Interest on the late payment of the tax is also part of the arrangement. Our expert team of tax investigation accountants can help you minimise these penalties.
Anti-investigation Scanning Checks
With random investigations, anyone can come under enquiry. However, you can minimise 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 your Tax Return.
Every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to HMRC goes through an anti-investigation scanning check. The check will identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before your Return is submitted without explanation. This helps to minimise the chances of you being investigated.