Are you protected in the event of a Tax Investigation?

Are you protected in the event of a Tax Investigation?

HMRC’s key objective is to ‘maximise revenues and bear down on avoidance and evasion’ and the department delivered a record result of £28.9bn from compliance activity during the last financial year. HMRC continues to target SMEs and have built an Enterprise Data Hub to capture and analyse the information they receive from third parties. This enables tax investigators to be proactive in ‘selecting’ cases for enquiry, in addition to the thousands of enquiries each year that are chosen entirely at random. Additional staff have also been drafted into HMRC’s Enforcement and Compliance unit in the last 12 months.

In the event of an enquiry it is important that you appoint specialists to defend yourself against HMRC. The tax investigations team at Jackson Stephen have the experience and expertise to ensure that you only pay the right amount of tax and do not concede to HMRC’s demands without adequate counter-argument. Our team will handle all correspondence, attend meetings with HMRC and ensure that we deal with tax enquiries effectively and efficiently.

Jackson Stephen’s Tax Investigations Service

Anyone can be selected for an enquiry and the ramifications can be far reaching. Typical professional fees in the event you are selected for an enquiry can cost thousands of pounds to resolve. As your adviser, we offer a Tax Investigations Service which provides subscribers to the service with peace of mind that in the event of an HMRC enquiry you will be protected against the fees arising from professional representation by our insurance policy.

As an additional benefit for subscribers, we have also arranged 24/7 access to a business legal helpline. The helpline covers employment law, health and safety and commercial matters and is available 365 days a year.

If you would like any additional information regarding our Tax Investigations Service or would like to subscribe to the service please contact us.

Steve Crompton
Partner – Head of Tax
direct dial: 01942 292541
mobile: 07790 840394

Chris Barrington
Tax Partner
direct dial: 01942 292505
mobile: 07730 436070