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Tax Enquiries & Investigations

Our Tax Enquiries & Investigations team has years of experience in minimising the tax and penalties payable. Our team’s expert technical knowledge and understanding of how best to negotiate with HMRC can make a substantial difference to the amount payable, as well as making the whole process as stress free as possible for you.

Our highly qualified and experienced team will ensure you have a committed ally to defend your position with HMRC. We have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of enquiries from simple income tax enquiries and VAT inspections to complex investigations and voluntary disclosures, ensuring that we can guide you smoothly through the process and achieve the best results possible.

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Gavin Nurse

Gavin Nurse

Manager

Angela Haig

Angela Haig

Partner

Jordan Forbes

Jordan Forbes

Trainee Tax Advisor

Personal/Partnership Tax Enquiries

HMRC may call it a ‘compliance check’ or a ‘tax enquiry’; however, whichever letter you receive it suggests that HMRC have concerns over an area of your tax return. It is very important to seek specialist advice before providing information or agreeing to meet with the Inspector. This is to ensure that sufficient information is provided to comply with the enquiry but that you do not inadvertently ‘open a can of worms’, making the enquiry far more time consuming than necessary.

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Partnership Taxation Enquiries

Our client is a family-run butchers based in the East of Scotland. Following a four-year tax enquiry with HMRC, EQ were approached by the business owners to assist…

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Personal Tax Return Enquiry

A new client, who worked within the construction industry, approached us as HMRC had opened an enquiry into his tax return asking about several areas and suggesting that…

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Corporation Tax Enquiries

HMRC may query any aspect of your business tax return, from tax deductible expenses and non-business use to valuations for capital gains. Some queries may be random checks and some may be genuine concerns due to third party information that HMRC hold. It is important to seek specialist advice before responding to an enquiry to ensure any tax implications are mitigated.

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Corporation Tax Enquiry

We were approached by a new client for assistance in dealing with a corporation tax enquiry. At the initial meeting with the client it was apparent that there…

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PAYE/NIC Inspections

Typically, HMRC will wish to visit your premises in order to inspect the payroll records to ensure that the correct PAYE and NIC has been paid. They will normally focus on any untaxed payments to staff and benefits provided. We can prepare you for this meeting, helping to ensure the correct documentation is available for inspection and prepare you for the likely questions you will be asked.

If any errors are found, our team will help minimise the tax payable as far as possible and will help you put procedures in place to ensure future compliance.

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PAYE Inspection

Our client received a routine PAYE inspection where they were visited by two HMRC Inspectors to review their PAYE records. During the inspection, HMRC discovered a number of…

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VAT Inspections

HMRC may wish to visit your premises or our premises in order to inspect the accounting records to ensure that the correct VAT has been paid. They will normally focus on any unusual or high value transactions or complex VAT scenarios such as partial exemption. We can prepare you for this meeting, helping to ensure the correct documentation is available for inspection and prepare you for the likely questions you will be asked.

If any errors are found, our team will help minimise the tax payable as far as possible and will help you put procedures in place to ensure future compliance.

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VAT Compliance Visit

Our client is a company that provides control system services to a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, petro-chemical and bio energy, working with some of…

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Other Investigations

You may receive notification from HMRC of a more specialist enquiry, such as where they suspect fraud and have issued an enquiry under COP 9, or they may contact you regarding a tax strategy used in the past advising that they now believe additional tax is due. We have extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of enquiries and would be happy to discuss how we can best help you.

Our services include:

Personal/Partnership Tax Enquiries

Corporation Tax Enquiries

PAYE/NIC Inspections

VAT Inspections

Other Investigations

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