Expert technical knowledge, careful negotiation and advice can often make a substantial difference to the eventual tax liability, penalty and charges.
If you are under investigation by HMRC or wish to make a voluntary tax disclosure, our tax specialist Ian Leigh, Paul Williams (ex-HMRC) 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.
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.
Paul has 35 years of experience in tax starting at HMRC. Paul provides specialist advice to private individuals under a HMRC tax investigation or those wishing yo make a voluntary disclosure.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant who has specialised in tax since 1985. He advises on tax investigations and has helped many clients resolve their tax position using HMRC disclosure facilities.