Tax Investigations

Tax Tribunals

With tax legislation often being complex and open to interpretation, some areas of disagreement cannot be settled by merely presenting facts and referring to statute.

In such cases, the statutory meaning of an area of tax legislation requires independent interpretation and the first port of call for this is with a tax hearing or tribunal.

We have a wealth of experience in fighting our clients’ corner and have a 100% success rate in defeating all or a significant part of HMRC’s cases.

With skilful handling of cases and negotiating during the inquiry stage, followed by first-class representation at the tribunal hearing, our clients know that their best interests are being represented at all times.

VAT Inspections

Traditionally, visits by HM Revenue & Customs’ VAT officers have appeared to be more daunting to business owners.

Our services ensure that we help you deal with such exceptions from the moment you receive a notice from HMRC that your business records are going to be inspected.

Our experienced specialists ensure that all matters are dealt with efficiently and that all records are presented in the correct format. In some cases we have assisted clients by undertaking a pre-visit inspection to give peace of mind before HMRC inspect.

HMRC Inquiries

Over recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of inquiries undertaken by the Revenue in the wider business community.

Fortunately, through our efficient management of clients’ compliance requirements – by producing accurate accounts and timely filing of returns – the percentage of investigations undertaken amongst our core client base remains well below the national average.

However, if you do find yourself the subject of an in-depth inquiry by HM Revenue, don’t leave the outcome to chance. We have many years of experience in dealing with such inquiries and can help you survive the process painlessly (relatively!) and ensure that you do not pay any more tax than you need to.