HM Revenue and Customs is moving from a technical and administrative agency to an investigative one. With the arrival of self-assessment, the Inland Revenue introduced ‘random’ investigations - an in-depth review of taxpayers’ accounts, tax and VAT records - without the need for them to justify why a taxpayer had been selected.
At Shabir Ahmed & Co to compliment our experienced accounts and tax specialists, we have developed an established tax investigation service.
Using extensive experience and knowledge in this specialist field we can examine whether a full investigation is justified, and support taxpayers throughout an investigation, giving a realistic appraisal of the situation.
In more serious cases we are able to liaise with solicitors on your behalf, and combine our detailed knowledge of technical aspects with good negotiating skills.
We offer this service not only to existing clients, but also to solicitors and other accountants with clients under investigation. This can range from a comprehensive service where we take over the investigation until settlement to an advisory or consultancy service.
Whatever the reason for an investigation, there is no doubt that the initial stages are critical and, if handled badly, can add significantly to the final costs in terms of tax interest and penalties, or worse still the risk of prosecution.
We will do everything we reasonably can to get you through the experience with least damage - emotionally as well as financially.
Contact us toady for a Tax health check.