HM Revenue & Customs have been placing increased reliance upon computer based analytics to select and investigate unusual annual accounts and tax returns.
Any business at any time may find them subject to a tax investigation by HMRC. The aim of tax investigations is to ensure that all businesses in the country, or who have a country branch or office, are paying the correct amount of tax. Tax investigations may sound alarming, but if you have filed all of your accounts correctly, you cooperate fully with HMRC and if you engage some experienced professional advice and assistance throughout the process, then they don’t need to be scary as you might first think.
What types of investigations are there?
There are two types of HMRC tax investigation:
Why am I being investigated?
There are a number of different reasons why you may be subject to a HMRC tax investigation. HMRC is not required to disclose the reason for an investigation but common triggers can include:
We can connect you with a number of accountancy firms in your area that have extensive experience of assisting their clients with the requirements of a HMRC tax investigation – and you can rest assured that each firm the we recommend has been thoroughly vetted to ensure that you will be working with only the very best firms available.