Tax Investigation Advice & Tax Investigation Specialists

HMRC tax investigations and tax enquiries are becoming increasingly common and can have a significant financial cost if handled incorrectly.

Expert technical knowledge, careful negotiation and advice can often make a substantial difference to the eventual tax liability, penalty and charges.

Tax investigation specialist Ian Leigh and ex-HMRC inspector Paul Williams and their team have over 100 years of combined experience in dealing with tax investigations and voluntary tax disclosures, and can manage the full process on your behalf or advise you on the best strategy to approach.

Tax Investigations - What to Expect 

This will depend on the type of tax investigation that has been opened. If you have been issued with a Code of Practice 9 (COP9) notice, HMRC suspects serious tax fraud. These types of investigations are intrusive and time consuming, often spanning over several years.  Code of Practice 8 (COP8) investigations are opened when HMRC suspect a deliberate attempt to pay less than or the use of a tax avoidance scheme such as EBT/PBT structures. HMRC will normally invite you to a meeting to discuss the issues. 

How Jeffreys Henry's Tax Investigation Team Can Help

    • Over 100 years of combined experience dealing with Inland Revenue tax investigations
    • Manage the full process on your behalf or advise you on the best strategy to approach
    • Minimise potential penalties and interest
    • Negotiate affordable repayment terms
    • Cost effective, fixed and capped fee arrangements
    • A Top 100 UK accountancy firm

Confidential Advice - Contact Us

To arrange a no-obligation, confidential meeting with a tax investigation specialist, please contact Ian Leigh or Paul Williams (ex-HMRC inspector) on 0207 309 2222.

Tax Investigation Advice Tax Investigation Advisers 

Ian Leigh
Partner

Ian is a Chartered Accountant who has specialised in tax since 1985. In recent years, Ian has also provided specialist advice to private individuals making complex voluntary tax disclosure under the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility.

Paul William
Tax Associate

Paul has 31 years of experience in tax starting with 6 years at H M Revenue & Customs. Paul provides specialist advice to private individuals under a HMRC tax investigation.

Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

Until 5 April 2016, there is a unique opportunity for UK residents with undeclared tax liabilities to settle and regularise their tax affairs with HMRC on favourable terms through the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF).

Offshore Tax Disclosure

A number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed with individual countries to allow financial information of UK residents to be shared with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The MoU includes special terms and conditions that allow UK residents with undeclared offshore assets, income or gains to settle and regularise their tax affairs with HMRC on favourable terms.

Undeclared Rental Income

With the recent ending of the Property Sales Campaign on 6 September 2013, HMRC are continuing the theme of targeting property owners who have not declared the correct tax by offering a new campaign aimed at undeclared rental income.

Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

The Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) allows those with undisclosed offshore assets to settle and regularise their tax affairs, but unlike the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF), will offer no special terms for settlement.