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We are successful in negotiating favourable exit strategies should you become embroiled in a contentious HMRC tax investigation.

Chris's experience combined with his profound technical knowledge provides a competitive edge illustrated by a sample of recent tax investigation closures:

  • Referral from senior law firm regarding £600k diverted client sales being flushed through the director's loan account.
    Result: Credited sales and debited DLA, but uncovered evidence of capital introduced total settlement < £80K.
  • Retail business subjected to tax investigation and raid by criminal investigations excise unit. No business records.
    Result: Forensic evaluation revealed legitimate business. No VAT due.
  • HMRC Discovery Provisions.
    Result: Procedural problem exposed and HMRC case collapsed.
  • £400k in disputed Employment status PAYE.
    Result: Found for self-employment no tax due.
  • £600k in personal liability notices.
    Result: HMRC SI accepted evidenced fiduciary and transfer of NICs was not competent.
  • CIS GPS removal caused by HMRC SI.
    Result: Appeal upheld and apology received.
  • £73K CIS penalties.
    Result: Written submission to HMRC/Tribunal accepted and appeal upheld.
  • £56K Sch. 56 Penalty for failure to make payments on time.
    Result: Special circumstances evidenced and Appeal upheld with penalties reduced to £5K.

It is Chris's experience that enables him to deal with contentious areas of work to great effect.

If you are facing (or about to face) challenges put forward by HMRC, Chris can offer his support as well as assisting you to put tax compliant risk management systems in place to deal with future challenges in an area where HMRC continue to focus resources.