Our Tax Investigations team is headed by Will Silsby a former HM Inspectors of Taxes. Will has over 40 years of experience in tax dispute resolution in a wide range of situations.
Their expertise in HMRC enquiries is recognised in their appointment to resolve long-running investigations, their involvement in appeals to the First Tier Tax Tribunal and most recently their authorship of the module on HMRC Enquiries in Consult CCH Tax Workflow.
In response to the demands of the Coalition Government, HMRC is expecting its officers to make a 'dash for cash'. Along with their new powers to obtain information and inspect business premises and with a greater readiness to litigate on matters, this is likely to result in HMRC officers opening more enquiries, taking a tougher stand and looking for faster resolution of any tax problems. In that process, your tax affairs could come under scrutiny as a result of an unusual entry in a tax return or computation, information made available to HMRC by a bank or other third party, information provided by a competitor or former employee or following a separate review such as an employment tax check. Or it could just be your turn.
Read more about how our Tax Investigations Group might be able to help you at Tax Investigations Group.
With the increased risk of such investigations it's worth considering taking out an annual insurance policy to protect you and your business from the unexpected costs that investigations always bring. We operate a scheme that is open to all Bishop Fleming Rabjohns clients to provide cover for the additional accountancy fees that arise as a result of the investigation. The amount of work will depend upon the complexity of the case but even the more straightforward cases can run in to hundreds of pounds and some into several thousand. For more information contact Lisa Perry on 01392 448800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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