Tax Disputes & Risk Management

Need help dealing with HMRC on tax matters to reduce the risk of disruptive and expensive additional work?

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that from time to time there will be disagreement between the taxpayer and HMRC. Sometimes it is the facts of the case that are in question but it is also often the legislation itself.

Disputes can arise in all sorts of areas outside of full enquiries and investigations including…

  • Employment status;
  • Repairs v capital expenditure;
  • Private usage adjustments;
  • Capital allowances
  • IR35;
  • Valuations for tax purposes
  • Is it a trading activity?
  • VAT segregation of businesses to avoid registration;
  • Employee benefit disputes

We have a team with the specialist knowledge to assist with a wide range of tax disputes who can prepare voluntary disclosures to HMRC to help reduce any penalties levied.  For example during a recent enquiry job where additions to the accounts were required over several years, the Revenue specifically commented on the way we (once appointed) had assisted the client and agreed to reduce the maximum penalties that could be levied by 80-85%.

We also offer our clients health checks to reduce the risks of problems arising should HMRC undertake a random review of their affairs or business records.

The Fee Protection Service we offer to clients covers the professional costs associated with any such reviews, checks or enquiries.

For more information speak to Sue Stephens.