In 2008, on the first time of entering the Tolleys National Taxation Awards Gilbert Tax won the accolade of Best Tax Investigation Team in the UK beating off other short listed rivals PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Baker Tilly.
This national recognition of the work undertaken by Gilbert Tax was based on client testimonials and the quality of the work undertaken.
To win this award at the first time of asking was an immense achievement and is testimony to the passion and dedication of all of the staff at Gilbert Tax to providing top quality advice to clients with Inland Revenue Investigations at a price that in the market place in which Gilbert Tax operate which is exceedingly good value for money.
We are so happy that Gilbert Tax are on our team.
We would recommend your services to any of our clients who need tax investigation advice.
I would also like to thank you as I would not have achieved such a good outcome without your assistance.
Bill, West Midlands
Gilbert Tax helped conclude the tax enquiry in an efficient and successful manner.
HMRC behaved completely differently when you attended the meeting.
I would like to thank you and Kim for all the help you have given us through what could have been a very stressful period.
Thank you for sorting out our subcontractor position. If we had to treat the subcontractors as employees the PAYE and NIC due would have bankrupt the business.
It gives me great pleasure to write to you and thanks to you and your team for the excellent support and guidance you gave me over the last year. I consider having made contact with you as the crucial step in solving my "Taxing" problem. From the time I first had a meeting with you, to the last meeting with the Inland Revenue you were most reassuring. Your approach to the whole issue was highly professional and honest. Your advice was precise and correct.
I felt that you were highly respected by the officers at the two meetings we had with the Inland Revenue. This must have been due to the fact that they must have been impressed with your previous dealings with them.
Once again I thank you for your services and good luck for the future.
M S London
When I first received a letter from HMRC inviting me to an interview under caution I felt almost suicidal.
I found your details on the internet and speaking to you was like a breath of fresh air.
You explained the situation to me and put me straight in touch with an excellent firm of solicitors specialising in financial crime.
As I decided to plead guilty I appointed you to do accounts and work out the tax for 6 years HMRC requested. They had given me 30 days to prepare these and your team met this timescale.
You have always been happy to talk to me whenever I needed reassurance and I am grateful to you and the solicitors as because of the advice I received this resulted in a none custodial sentence.
From the first call I made to Gilbert Tax the balance between them offering expert, professional help and genuine care / understanding of our position has been met.
Questions we asked Gilbert Tax were answered without us being made to feel either a nuisance or silly to ask. We were able to call when I got home from work at night - and when we emailed regarding a letter we received from HMRC on Christmas Eve, we were replied to, re-assured and Scott said we could call on Christmas Day if we were still worried!
In a process that we found terrifying in the beginning, we were re-assured throughout and I genuinely feel that we would not have received this balance of professionalism and care had we used another company.
Following a Government announcement that the HMRC would be looking into offshore bank accounts, my family decided to take advantage of their Offshore Disclosure Facility.
I quickly realised that as these disclosures would cover a period of some thirteen years, this would be a complex and potentially expensive process.
After searching the internet and reading their very positive Testimonials, I contacted Scott Gilbert of Gilbert Tax, who immediately put me at ease, agreed to handle our affairs and fully explained the processes involved.
Our disclosures were managed by Samantha Baker, whose friendly yet very efficient and professional manner made what we feared would be a daunting task, simple and straightforward. To our great relief, the final amount to be paid to HMRC was a fraction of our initial assessments.
I would like to pass our sincere thanks to Scott and Samantha for their assistance, and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Gilbert Tax to anyone who may require assistance with any tax related issues.
Many thanks for your letter dated 28 December containing the good news about the conclusion of the enquiry, XXXXX had, in fact, already telephoned me to let me know the position - I think he was mightily relieved that the matter is over and I know how appreciative he has been in respect of all the good work which you have undertaken on his behalf.
Should the need arise, I would not hesitate to contact you at some point in the future.
H R Accountant
As a large independent practice we generally deal with day to day investigation work ourselves and only use your services in the more complicated and complex investigations. Your firm has always offered quality advice on some of the finer nuances of investigation work and this has enabled us to obtain solutions to enquiries we would not have achieved without your input.
In the instances where we involve you directly with the client/HMRC we are never concerned that you will increase the level of the problem or the stress on our client. Indeed we have never had anything other than positive feedback from our clients about your firm. In one particular case, involving a complex timing difference point and a rather obstinate and obnoxious Inspector, both ourselves and our clients were impressed by your grasp of the finer technical points and your ability to take the facts presented and use this to put a coherent argument to HMRC to come out with what was the best solution financially for the client.
We will continue to use you and your team as preferred suppliers of tax investigation services.
I have been impressed with the quality of work undertaken by you and your team and am more than happy to continue to refer my clients to you. You appreciate how stressful it is for clients to be under investigation by HMRC and I know that when I refer clients they are dealt with, not only with expertise, but also professionally and compassionately.
For example, in the last case you and I worked on together, (an offshore disclosure made by the executor of a deceased) not only did you achieve an excellent result with HMRC (leading to a very small tax payment) you also managed to allay the client's fears and concerns (the client being very emotional about the situation).
I am referring increasing numbers of cases to you and your team and look forward to continuing working with you in the future.
Many thanks for all of your hard work and patience in working out this tax issue with HMRC.
Thank you for being so accommodating and professional in dealing with us.
We will definitely recommend your services to our friends and family.
We are both grateful for your help and support
Please offer my appreciation to John Poskitt for the effort he has put in over the last couple of days to ensure my tax returns were submitted to HMRC on time and correctly, as I know this must have been a difficult and busy period for your office.
Many thanks for your letter of 15 October 2007 and I am most grateful to you for all of your hard work in dealing with what must, at times, have been a very trying case. I shall have no hesitation in calling on you again should the need arise...
I would like to thank you for taking such a weight off my mind - whatever the outcome.
The day I came to see you meant the start of being able to sleep at night again.
Many thanks for all your help, I have really appreciated it.
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