As well as the disruption and cost to your personal and business life, tax enquiries or tax investigations can mean paying tens or hundreds of thousands (or millions) of pounds of additional tax and penalties. Worse still, if something goes wrong a criminal tax prosecution may be on the cards.
Approach one of our specialist tax advisers to get the best outcome possible.
Small or non-complex disputes with HMRC can sometimes be dealt with by one of our tax accountants who may also be able to help you on an ongoing basis.
However our specialist tax advisers are better placed to help resolve more complex, contentious or high value issues including those that relate to correspondence from HMRC mentioning:
- Section 9A TMA 1970 (individuals),
- Paragraph 24 (Corporate tax enquiries),
- Code of Practice 8 (CoP8),
- Code of Practice 9 (CoP9),
- Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF),
- Compliance checks,
- PAYE inspections,
- VAT investigations
- suspected tax fraud, or
- proceeds of crime cases.
They can also help you to resolve tax enquiries related to tax avoidance issues such as Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs), Film Schemes, Contractor loans and so on.
Need or want to make a voluntary disclosure? Its best to get Specialist tax advice to decide on the best route – whether to use the CDF or one of HMRC's tax disclosure schemes. These include HMRC's Let Property campaign, the Digital Disclosure Service or the Worldwide tax Disclosure Facility (WDF).
The following advisers all have the relevant specialist expertise. Their profiles include their contact details, background,
specific expertise and other specialisms
Highly approachable VAT and Customs expert with national and international coverage
COP9 & Serious Tax Investigation Specialist - Having been responsible for setting up the COP9 (Contractual Disclosure Facility) teams for Scotland, Wales and NI.
Now an experienced tax consultant, I have worked for over 30 years in HMRC and a Big 4 firm assisting clients and tax professionals to resolve tax disputes and manage tax risk.
I am an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser, offering a virtual Tax Partner service to accountants, including sole practitioners, small practices and top 50 and international firms.
Rebecca Busfield CTA, MA Oxon
Chartered Tax Adviser with Big Four background, specialising in HMRC investigations for nearly 20 years including COP9/CDF, COP8, WDF, RTC, compliance checks & disclosures.
Tax Barrister and Former Head of Chambers at Temple Tax
Specialist in Tax Investigations/CoP9/Contractual Disclosure Facility /Compliance checks/Tax Enquiries/Voluntary Disclosures/Proceeds of Crime and criminal Investigations
Self-employed tax consultant (CTA (Fellow), ATT) with over 30 years\' tax experience and able to advise on all direct tax matters.
Qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. Specialising in UK & US taxes, Research & Development Tax Credits and Creative Tax Reliefs.
Tax Specialist with 25 yrs broad ranging experience at Partner level, advising both large and small businesses, business owners and charities
A former HMRC Inspector with over 30 years experience in the tax investigation arena. Specialist in COP9 and Tribunal work.
Cop9 specialist. Full range of tax investigations. Fixed fee pricing structure. Ex-HMRC Group Leader. Designed & implemented Cop9 CDF.
Head of Buzzacott's award-winning Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution team, bringing a unique understanding of the inner workings of HMRC to the advantage of my clients.
The following tax accountants are all willing to assist with simpler questions on this topic and to help you complete tax returns. Their profiles include contact details and other key information.
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