It is an unfortunate fact of business life that you may well come under enquiry by HMRC through no fault of your own. HMRC now investigates businesses at random as well as for specific reasons. A full investigation is not a pleasant experience for anyone. Without expert defence it is possible to get trampled all over.
If you are selected at random, you need an accountant who knows how HMRC works and thinks and is prepared to fight your case. We make sure that A2T keeps to their own internal guidelines and don’t over step the mark. We will talk you through the enquiry process and what to expect and support you throughout.
There are various penalties HMRC can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income. As well as having to pay the tax, you can find them seeking penalties up to an amount equal to the tax, so doubling your tax bill. Interest on the late payment of the tax is also part of the arrangement – not a pleasant experience. We can help you minimise these penalties if not remove them completely based on case to case. HMRC have over the years imposed significant amounts of unfair penalties and we are only to happy to help to make sure you are not bombarded with incorrect issuing of these penalties.
Anti-investigation Scanning Checks by a fully qualified Chartered Accountant
Whilst with random investigations anyone can come under enquiry, you can help to avoid the chance of an investigation into your affairs for other reasons. We know the triggers that often give rise to enquiries if not fully explained to HMRC when submitting Returns to them.
We make sure that every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to HMRC goes through an anti-investigation scanning check to identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before they are submitted without explanation and we advise you the client. We never file anything without your permission.