Personal tax investigation

Every year thousands of individuals are selected, at random, by HMRC for a tax enquiry.

This means that, even where you have complied with every letter of the law, you may find you or your business is under investigation.

HMRC also target areas where they believe tax is at risk of not being properly reported and collected.

They can use sophisticated software to cross check an individual’s bank information and tax returns, to uncover any anomalies.

HMRC investigations are time-consuming, stressful and costly. They can last for many months and in some cases over a year.

During this time, you will incur accountancy fees as well as having to deal with the inevitable disruption and uncertainty to you and your businesses.

The best defence to an HMRC investigation is to engage professional representation from us from the outset – and to help you deal with the costs, we offer a Tax investigation Service.

If you are selected by HMRC for investigation, you can relax safe in the knowledge that there will be no additional accountancy fees to pay.

Tax Investigation Service – What’s Included?

We are insured in respect of fees up to £100,000 incurred in representing you in the event of any compliance check, visit or investigation started by HMRC regarding compliance with:

  • Corporation tax self-assessment
  • Construction Industry Scheme
  • Gift aid legislation and regulations
  • National insurance
  • National minimum wage
  • Capital gains tax
  • VAT
  • PAYE and P11D
  • Inheritance tax
  • Income tax self-assessment
  • IR35
  • Stamp duty (including land tax)

What is excluded?

  • Fraud
  • Criminal prosecutions
  • Deliberate omissions
  • Tax, fines, penalties and interest due
  • Tax avoidance schemes
  • Enquiries commencing outside of the period of service

Additional support for your business

With the tax investigation services you have telephone access to specialist HR, Health & Safety and Commercial legal advisors* please call 0844 892 2807.

* Please note that the legal advice line is not indemnified.

Employment law advice line – Call the team for help with any issue or question you have relating to managing your employees.
Health & safety advice line – Call us for advice on any aspect of managing your Health & Safety obligations within your workplace.
Commercial legal advice line – Call our experienced solicitors for dedicated advice on all aspects of company law.

Our insurance is arranged through Croner Taxwise Limited (Financial Services Register number 304970) and underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited (Financial Services Register number 202897). This document does not give full details of the cover provided.

A condition of our arrangement with the insurers is that all claims must occur and be notified during the Period of Insurance. This service only applies to enquiries or disputes with HMRC, whose jurisdiction is within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland excluding the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

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