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Although a tax inspection is often triggered by a discrepancy in your figures, they can also be carried out completely at random. Tax Investigations are uncomfortable and are on the rise. It is imperative that you have a good accountant fighting your corner. We will make sure you do what you need to do, on time and with the minimum of stress.

For VAT and PAYE investigations we encourage the inspector to undertake their visit at our premises with our client’s records being made available to them here. This allows us to be on hand to answer any questions that may arise as well as taking the pressure off you.

Income tax and corporation tax enquiries are generally dealt with in writing and we have always managed to satisfy our clients enquiries and where required negotiate a settlement in our favour. Examples of such cases are as follows:

• Defending a substantial retrospective capital allowance claims in excess of £1m resulting in a tax repayment to the client

• Disproving that two companies were associated for tax purposes resulting in our client’s company paying a lower rate of tax

HMRC’s power to enquire into a tax return is taken from the Taxes Management Act 1970 and they have the power to amend a tax payer’s return from the information they have if they believe it is incorrect. As this may result in an adverse effect for the tax payer it is important that it is resolved quickly with the right care and attention.

Talk to us about your position and we will let you know how we can help. If it is a general enquiry into the contents of the submitted accounts, it may be a simple case of answering all of the questions in enough detail so that HMRC are satisfied and issue a case closure notice.

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