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Bill Stevenson

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Nationwide from, Aberdeenshire

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COP9 & Serious Tax Investigation Specialist at reasonable fees* -As one client recently said “ To compare Bill's service to a Big 4 accounting firm

COP9 & Serious Tax Investigation Specialist at reasonable fees*-

As one client recently said “ To compare Bill's service to a Big 4 accounting firm would be a disservice to Bill. Bill's intimate understanding of the HMRC machinery, is like having a Formula 1 mechanic help you solve problems with your VW. Bill is simply in his own category when it comes to professionalism” 

With over 50 years of experience and having been a FULLY TRAINED Tax Inspector responsible for setting up the COP9 (Contractual Disclosure Facility) teams for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland before "jumping ship" in 2006 - and previously holding various roles during his 41 years on the bad side such as

(i) Enquiry Branch Senior Investigator - "Present Day COP9 and Criminal Investigations" - London for 9 years 

(ii) District Inspector - London SE Region,

(iii) Offshore Tax Consultant - Scotland,

(iv) B1 Compliance Team Leader and Proceeds of Crime Consultant- Scotland (From Central Belt to all points North).

Bill is well equiped to assist and guide you through the dangers of a COP9 (and COP8 or serious and complex ) tax investigation.

Since "retiring" in 2006 Bill has specialised in Code of Practice 9 (but also helped in less serious cases such as COP8 and complex local office enquiries ) on the good side helping many clients to get results they did not think were possible. Knowing how the HMRC tax inspectors mind works, Bill is more than able to ensure that the correct strategy is engaged to get professionals and their clients the best deal possible in relation to any tax problem. Experience says that no two investigations are the same and you therefore need to be sure that all potential strategies are engaged to resolve matters in the most efficient and cost effective fashion. Dealing with COP9 investigations needs a professional with extensive previous experience as strategies and disclosure reports need to be handled confidently and comprehensively to ensure that the investigation remains civil and does not escalate to a criminal one. Make sure that you test out any potential tax adviser as to their proven experience and results. Bill's testimonials from past clients speak for themselves.

You can view Bill's extensive experience and some of his testimonials from past clients by viewing  BUT REMEMBER to mention that you were referred from T.A.N. to get the initial short (up to 30 minutes) free discussion.

Contact can be made on my mobile 07751720507 but again remember to say you saw me on T.A.N.

Costs* - Bill says - Not having the overheads of larger firms my fees are extremely competitive (and no VAT to be added) . Do not think that with the low fees you are not getting the real deal!!! Bill doesn't have the overheads for plush premises that larger firms need and charge on to you for no visible benefit. You are also guaranteed to get the personal attention of Bill on your case and not deputies or stand ins as happens in many larger firms/companies. Input work for analyses where necessary is carried out by a dependable and accurate subcontractor at low rates.  No travelling time is charged but reimbursement of unavoidable out of pocket costs (travelling and accommodation) are discussed before being incurred. Bill is also quite happy to be accommodated with the client as this can have mutual benefits and saves on the bill. 

Remember there is nothing better than being able to see both sides of the coin and from experience knowing what is coming next and using it to your advantage

In all (unless special circumstances apply) cases where there have been irregularities the advisers fees will not be tax deductible and therefore this should be taken into account in any costings but of course the absence of VAT in Bill's fees is a winner for us all and especially where individuals dealing direct are concerned.  

Lastly, Bill does not do general tax advice work or get involved in any forward tax avoidance or troubleshooting aggressive tax planning.   Accordingly any professionals client base is secure as there is no risk of Bill stealing any client going forward. If needed Bill is more than happy to invoice the professional accountant etc. but remember as Bill does not take money in advance any non-payment of fees results in immediate suspension of work pending the situation being corrected.

P.S. Bill is occasionally in the Costa Blanca, Spain - when pandemics allow -  so if you are there and need a one to one chat a mutually acceptable meeting might be advantageous. He does not do Spanish (or any other foreign taxes) tax though as UK Tax Enquiries and Investigations are his speciality and satisfy his thirst for challenges in his working part of life.

Distance is no object if we can trust and understand each other to get the best deal going for full disclosures (whether voluntary or COP9 HMRC instigated)

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