Just hearing the word ‘investigation’ when it comes to tax can set off a worrying set of thoughts. But fear not, our team of experts can work with you to ensure that you get through this troubling time with ease. The investigations themselves can incur a period of worry, as well as become expensive and time-consuming if matters aren’t resolved as quickly as possible.

Complying with the HMRC during a tax investigation can make the process significantly quicker, with willing compliance to disclose information looked upon favourably by the HMRC. If you are unsure about what they need, or are worried that you don’t have the required information, a certified tax accountant can help you to get everything in order and ready to present to the HMRC on request.

We aim to successfully resolve disputes with as little disruption to clients as possible, allowing them to get back to business in no time at all. Our experts will support you every step of the way and will handle your case with the utmost confidence and sensitivity. Tax investigations may represent a difficult time for your business, but we aim to make you feel confident that you are in the very best hands.

An experienced tax investigation accountant will be able to assist with the investigation, preparing documents and communicating on your behalf with the HMRC. Finding a quick solution is ideal so your company can get back to business and with expert assistance this can be achieved more efficiently. We tailor our service completely to your business so that we have a full understanding of the investigation at hand, allowing us to leave no stone unturned and no risk unassessed so we can include:

HMRC Tax Investigations Accountants
  • Income Tax, VAT & Payroll compliance checks
    The HMRC are responsible for ensuring that the tax system is working fairly and if they believe that your income tax returns, VAT returns or Payroll declaration are not correct, or do not meet deadlines, they may perform a compliance check on your business. A compliance check can also be triggered if your returns show significant income variance, particularly when large or small sums are being claimed for that are out of the ordinary. At The Accountancy Solutions, we take every compliance check seriously, working with you and the HMRC to ensure that they have all the information needed to access your records and returns quickly and efficiently.
  • HMRC Civil Investigations in tax avoidance schemes
    Tax avoidance schemes are systems that are designed to reduce the amount of tax a company pays by bending the laws. If the HMRC believes that your company is a part of a civil tax avoidance scheme, willingly or unwilling, they will challenge your returns and investigate your company, this could also mean that in the future, every financial aspect of your company could stay under scrutiny. In some cases, a company can be unaware that they are in a tax avoidance scheme, so having a professional tax accountant handle your returns and organise your finances could prove highly beneficial in ensuring that all your practices are legal.
  • COP 9 & COP 8 HMRC Investigations including disclosures
    The HMRC performs a COP 8 enquiry when they believe that a company is using a tax avoidance scheme or tax arrangement and the HMRC has lost revenue because of this. An investigation will be undertaken that scrutinises your finances, gathering extensive data on the operations of your company. If a COP 9 is issued, then you have chance to learn the reason behind the investigation and are provided with the choice to either disclose all the information and receive immunity or reject the offer, in this case the HMRC will commence with their investigation.
  • Police Investigations on charge of defrauding HMRC
    There are a number of authorities within the HMRC that have the power to perform arrests, a start criminal investigation, gain search warrants, search premises and make production orders. Working under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, these powers allow cases of fraud to be treated as criminal and to be taken care of by the HMRC enforcement. If your company is under further police investigation, having a certified accountant manage your reports and returns to ensure that everything is accordance can help the investigation to proceed and conclude at a much quicker pace.
After working with another accountancy firm with never ending problems, I decided to go with TAS, and I'm so glad! After 2 years of working with them, I've never had any problems. Everything is always done on time, and they always keep me informed. Fantastic service with a very professional team!
Lauren White, Brighton
We struggled to find a good accountancy firm to work with, but when we found TAS, we could see they were by far the best. They're so professional and so efficient. Extremely good service. We would definitely recommend to business who are in difficult situation and need good advice regarding their tax issues.
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