APS Accountancy. Tax Investigation

No matter the size of your business or if you haven't done anything wrong, HMRC can launch a tax investigation at any time. There doesn’t have to be a specific reason. When everyone is feeling the economic pinch, the risk of an inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming tax investigation is higher than ever.


There doesn’t have to be a specific reason. When everyone is feeling the economic pinch, the risk of an inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming tax investigation is higher than ever.


If HMRC states its intention to investigate your tax payments don’t panic. Call us – your dedicated accountant and best defence. We will translate the many complicated questions the taxman may pose, manage the entire conversation with the taxman, help you submit any required information and minimise the impact on your business or personal life.

However, the cost of supporting you throughout an investigation is not covered in our usual accountancy fees. This is where our protection service comes in.

Tax Investigation Facts:

Tax Investigations

Many tax investigations are random. Unusual fluctuations, undisclosed accounts and random spending can also prompt an enquiry into individuals and companies.

Business Inspections

The tax man has the power to inspect business documents and assets at your premises, ask for documents and information, make unannounced inspections and go back up to six years to investigate matters.

HMRC

Disruptive, intrusive and expensive - when HMRC investigates it can drag on for a year or more, creating mounting costs and rocketing stress levels.

Tax Evasion

£800 million has been allocated to target tax evasion, in a bid to fill the public finance black hole.


Growing Prosecutions

HMRC recuperated £26.6 billion worth of tax last year, with 1,289 of these investigations resulting in prosecutions.


Software

Powerful new software can trace even the smallest discrepancy in spending or earnings, prompting an investigation into individuals and businesses.

Why Us?

As your dedicated accountant, we’re here to help you manage any tax enquiries you might receive. It is vital to be led by specialist advice and guidance when dealing with HMRC. With the tax investigation fee protection service our fees will be paid for if HMRC investigate you, for a summary of the protection afforded by our service (including the indemnity limits) please refer to our ‘Service Summary’. By subscribing to our service, you’ll also be dealing with a trusted and familiar face that knows your affairs – not an unknown accountant who may be appointed if you subscribe to an alternative scheme. We believe that we know your business best and we want to be there for you when you need us most.
For limited companies and partnerships, the tax investigation fee protection service provides inclusive cover for all relevant individuals. So if your business subscribes to the service, all of your directors, partners and their spouses and company secretaries will also receive representation during an investigation into their personal tax affairs as long as we act for the individuals concerned. Just spend a little now to potentially save a lot later and take the stress, time and professional costs out of a tax investigation.