TAX INVESTIGATIONS

Tax investigations by HMRC can be unnerving, time consuming and scary. To protect you and your business, it’s always best to get expert advice as soon as possible.

Whether it’s corporate tax, income tax, PAYE, VAT or otherwise – nobody wants to receive a letter from HMRC. Tax investigations can be costly, time-consuming. Especially if you’re unfamiliar with the tax issues raised by HMRC.

That’s why you need an advisor that has an active relationship with HMRC, and years of experience in supporting clients before, during and after the investigation. It’s worth taking specialist tax investigation advice on how to deal with requests from HMRC for information and documentation. It’s all too easy to get it wrong. Which can be costly.

TAX INVESTIGATION SERVICES

PAYE investigations

HMRC undertake PAYE investigation or Employer Compliance Reviews to ensure that employers are meeting all of their payroll, National Insurance (NIC), and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) obligations.

Many areas of PAYE investigations are complex. Our PAYE specialists will negotiate any additional tax liabilities proposed by HMRC, aiming to minimise the financial liabilities as far as possible by the end of the process.

Offshore income and assets

Holding offshore income and assets can be complex. Making an offshore disclosure may be an option to ensure you correct any previous errors.

Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) have been signed between a number of British Overseas Territories. This enables HMRC to ensure the correct amount of tax is being paid on offshore assets.

Under the Worldwide Disclosure Facility UK taxpayers can declare offshore assets or income under the terms. We can often help negotiate significant reductions in penalties if a voluntary disclosure is made.

VAT investigations

Businesses facing VAT investigation need support in managing gathering and distribution.

We provide specialist advice and assistance throughout VAT investigations and appeals. We can help by firstly assessing if an investigation is justified. We can also help you minimise the VAT penalties potentially involved.

DON’T LET COMPLIANCE KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT

From simple aspect enquiries to full books and records reviews or multi-tax settlements – we help clients of all sizes to bring their tax investigations to a prompt conclusion.

Firstly, we’ll look at whether HMRC are acting within their powers and are able to request the information or assess the tax. If they are, we’ll liaise with HMRC on your behalf, keeping your best interests at the forefront of discussions, and work to reach the best possible outcome.

Some of the information requests and procedures during tax investigations can be complex. Our advisors will help you cut through any confusion and respond to them in an effective, timely manner.

We explore all your options when we handle enquiries. And we’ll make sure you’re only ever paying taxes and penalties that are due.

HOW WE CAN HELP WITH TAX INVESTIGATIONS

Preparation

We can prepare and present financial information in the format required by HMRC.

Let us do the talking

We’ll take on the admin of communicating with HMRC on your behalf so you don’t have to.

Represent you at meetings

Avoid the hassle and headache by letting us attend any meetings arranged with HMRC on your behalf.

Negotiate on your behalf

We’ll negotiate any settlement with HMRC, interest and penalties. Looking to secure the best outcome for you.

Maximise payment terms

We’ll look to structure any transactions with HMRC to avoid unnecessary VAT. We’ll also help you deal with central government or local authorities on related issues.

International VAT

We can help you streamline your VAT registrations. Along with ongoing management of cashflow implications of VAT and secure VAT repayments worldwide.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A CHAT

Ready to talk? Not only can we help with HMRC tax investigations and enquiries. Find the right solution to your needs in a flexible way. Best of all we bring the added benefit of access to a whole range of CP services. From help with wealth management, Capital Allowances and R&D tax relief claims through to VAT and employment tax advice. Whatever questions you have, we’re confident we’ll have the answers. But go on, try us.

We like to build long term relationships with our clients. We’ll get under the skin of your business. We want to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach around here.

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NATHAN ROSS-SERCOMBE

Investigations Tax Partner

When something important happens, we make sure we’re on top of it.

E: nathan.ross-sercombe@cooperparry.com

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