We were approached by an individual who had received a letter from HMRC indicating that they potentially had property which was rented out and following a discussion the client engaged the services of Gilbert Tax.
We contacted HMRC to say that we were acting on their behalf and to explain that when the form was submitted online we would send a letter setting out the work we had done and what estimates we had made.
Not all records to support the income and expenditure were available and working with the recollection of the client we made estimates of the amounts of income and expenditure. The client had done some major renovation to the property before it was let but kept no receipts and the level of costs he incurred had the potential to save thousands of pounds of tax.
We asked if he had kept any picture of the improvements and after searching some were found. HMRC accepted the pictures as evidence of the work being done and also the amounts our client recalled spending.
The matter was settled without any further questions from HMRC following their review of our letter.
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"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."