HMRC tax investigations aren’t just something you hear about. Our Tax Investigation Service provides you with support when you need it most.
HMRC is upping its game…
This year even more individuals and businesses will be targeted by HMRC for enquiries into tax affairs. Many tax investigations are random. Unusual fluctuations, undisclosed accounts and random spending can also prompt an enquiry. Anyone who submits a tax return is a potential target.
Disruptive, intrusive and expensive – when HMRC investigates it can drag on for a year or more, creating mounting costs and rocketing stress levels.
We recommend you consider joining our Tax Investigation Service. Every year, HMRC carries out enquiries into the tax affairs of an increasing number of individuals and businesses in the UK. Many people find an HMRC enquiry disruptive, intrusive, stressful and ultimately expensive.
Should you join our Tax Investigation Service, you will benefit from the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are protected. Not only does it pay our professional fees in the event of a check on your tax affairs, it enables us to provide expert advice and guidance to you every step of the way.
Are you at risk of an enquiry?
There does not need to be a reason for HMRC to check your tax affairs. Every taxpayer who submits a tax return is at risk of being targeted.
Even if you have done nothing wrong, many tax enquiries are conducted at random.
Saving you money and stress
Our service will pay our professional fees that result from most types of HMRC enquiries or full investigation (full details are listed on the Service Summary).
We have taken out an insurance policy in our own name that is backed by Professional Fee Protection Limited (PfP®), one of the UK’s leading providers. Our policy enables us to provide you with expert advice and peace of mind knowing we will work on your case to resolve the situation up to our service limits.
Our Tax Investigation Service can help to protect you if HMRC come calling
When you subscribe to our Service we are able to make a claim against our insurance policy held with Professional Fee Protection, in respect of our fees incurred (up to £100,000 per claim unless otherwise indicated) when we defend you if you are subject to any of the following events:
- A Full Enquiry
- An Aspect Enquiry
- A Business Inspection Notice
- VAT/PAYE/CIS Compliance Visit*
- VAT Dispute
- PAYE/NIC/CIS Dispute
- Employment Status Dispute
- IHT Cover**
- Gift Aid Inspection*
- Partners/Directors Cover
- Application for a Judicial Review**
- Code of Practice 8 Investigation**
- IR35 Status Check*
- IR35 Dispute
- Interventions (Informal Enquiries)*
* The limit of indemnity for this is £2,000
** The limit of indemnity for this is £5,000
Main exclusions: The costs of making good any deficiencies in books, records, accounts or returns or work ordinarily capable of being done by the client; claims which originate from any matter which existed before you join our service, except where full disclosure has been made and the increase in risk has been accepted in writing; minimum wage, student loan and tax credit enquiries; CIS gross payment status disputes; returns which have been submitted more than 90 days late; any claim involving the Civil Investigation of Fraud procedure (Code of Practice 9) or specialist investigations/fraud investigations, except where a Code of Practice 8 booklet has been issued; IHT enquiries where we have not prepared the IHT return. Full details are available on request.
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