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 and his 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.
Partner - Tax
Senior Tax Manager (ex-HMRC)