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HMRC Discovery Case Study

HMRC Discovery Support

We became involved in the last stage of a company inland revenue tax investigation when an accountant called us in as he could not make any progress with the tax enquiry.

HMRC were claiming that over £60,000 of tax, interest and penalties were due and also that they had clear evidence of an incorrect certificate of full disclosure being signed (a very serious charge).

HMRC were adamant that this was the minimum amount due and stated that they were willing to raise tax assessments as well as interest and penalty determinations and take the matter to tribunal.

We successfully demonstrated that HMRC should have discovered some of these matters in a previous tax enquiry and were successful in arguing that HMRC could not reopen some earlier years (as well as reducing the amounts due for years where assessments could be raised).

The eventual figure which was agreed as payable was just over £14,000 including interest and penalties.

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Scott Gilbert, Partner and Tax Investigation Specialist

"We understand that people sometimes make mistakes in their dealings with HMRC and that HMRC make mistakes in dealing with taxpayers. Many people do not know how to deal with HMRC or who to turn to for help resolve the tax dispute.

Our firm of tax advisors specialise in resolving people's problems with HMRC. We have extensive expertise in dealing with all forms of tax investigations and tax disputes as well as with taking matters to the Tax Tribunal where agreement cannot be reached.

We deal both directly with the individual who is under enquiry and also work with many firms of accountants supporting them in dealing with HMRC disputes and advising them on how to handle HRMC to get the best result.

The fact is that proper management of HMRC is the best way of reducing the tax, interest and penalty as well as the time taken in resolving any tax dispute.

Our expert team are none judgemental and rigorously defend your position within the scope and parameter of the law. We take control and manage the process to minimise the interruptions that any form of tax investigation causes to an individual's life and business."

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