Tax Investigation Protection Service

HMRC are as determined as ever to increase the tax yield from taxpayers and they are enjoying unparalleled success having reported additional revenues through tackling tax avoidance and evasion and fraud.

The additional resources provided by the Treasury are clearly being well deployed into additional tax investigation activity such as:

  • The number of people being investigated by HMRC increasing significantly year on year
  • Anecdotal evidence suggesting instances of a more “heavy handed” approach  being used by HMRC
  • Significantly increased numbers of criminal prosecutions being taken by HMRC, including sentences of imprisonment being handed down for tax evasion and fraud

Consequently it should be no surprise to learn that this activity is set to continue together with a tougher regime to tackle tax avoidance and non-compliance. It is therefore more important than ever that you are able to defend yourself in a tax investigation and even if you are found to owe no additional tax, you will still have to pay the professional fees incurred in handling your case.

Our Tax Investigation Protection Service is offered by Ritchie Phillips to its clients to allow us to represent you if you are subject to a tax investigation and it pays the accountancy fees arising from that tax investigation.

This service has an incredibly wide scope and will cover most tax enquiries you will face. Knowing that your accountancy fees are paid for allows us to get involved at the start of the investigation, to increase the chances of a successful outcome and stay involved until the enquiry is concluded with HMRC.