Tax Disputes and Investigations
Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility
HMRC In Depth Tax Investigation
Representing an individual and his company under tax investigation for alleged concealment of business revenues and other tax irregularities. Settling the investigation on behalf of the client and satisfying HMRC Specialist Investigations through a comprehensive analysis of private bank accounts that there was no suppression of business revenues.
HMRC Local Tax Enquiry
Our response was to say these demands were disproportionate and went beyond HMRC’s legitimate powers. HMRC did inspect the business records but at our offices. The remainder of the enquiry was conducted by correspondence and no meeting between HMRC and the business owner took place. This second inspection also resulted in no tax increase.
HMRC COP9 Tax Investigation
We were approached by an individual who had received a letter under Code of Practice 9 alleging HMRC had evidence that undisclosed income and capital gains has been omitted from tax returns.
We made immediate contact with HMRC and arranged an initial meeting at which the client attended. By the strategy we adopted at the meeting, the client was not traumatised by the experience and never had to meet the HMRC officers again.
Our report was scoped in conjunction with HMRC, delivered promptly and the matter concluded with reduced penalties for the fullest co-operation and no adverse publicity for the individual or their family.