Tax investigations can be triggered for a variety of reasons and any tax payer can be randomly selected for investigation. An enquiry can range from a simple query on your accounts, to a full tax investigation challenging the accuracy of your accounts and tax returns sometimes over a number of years. Enquiries can include investigating Directors’ personal tax returns, corporation tax, PAYE and VAT liabilities.
An Investigation or conflict with HMRC can be daunting and stressful. If you are selected for an enquiry we can take control of the investigation and liaise direct with HMRC on your behalf to ensure that you only pay what is due and that liabilities are established quickly with minimal fuss and disruption to you and your business.
We would aim to minimise any additional tax liabilities, interest or penalties and resolve the investigation as early as possible with a key objective of achieving the best possible outcome. We have an excellent track record in reducing initial tax liability assessments facing our clients.
Our team includes former senior tax and VAT inspectors from HMRC and individuals with private practice experience of advising businesses and individuals on their tax affairs, HMRC regulatory issues and tax investigations. This variety of experience allows us to provide you with a broad and detailed overview of your situation and recommend actions to cover all possible outcomes.
Our team includes former senior tax and VAT inspectors from HMRC and individuals with private practice experience of advising businesses and individuals on their tax affairs, HMRC regulatory issues and investigations. This variety of experience allows us to provide you with a broad and detailed overview of your situation and recommend actions to cover all possible angles and outcomes.
Ian has extensive experience across tax issues and provides bespoke and innovative solutions for our clients. He has over 30 years of experience working across a number of our key sectors. This enables him to draw on a wide range of knowledge when working on complex situations, delivering quality advice and service.
Aileen heads up the firm’s Tax Consultancy Group. She has a background in law and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Tax. Aileen provides bespoke solutions for many of our clients. She is responsible for both onshore and offshore corporate and personal tax consultancy, providing advice on a wide range of transactions including mergers/demergers and acquisitions and disposals, as well as trust structures.
Veronica is the VAT partner at Campbell Dallas and leads the VAT practice for the firm. She has been a VAT advisor for over 30 years, working for HMRC and two of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms, dealing specifically with clients in the Higher Education, Health, Housing, Transport and Local Government Sectors. She is an associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation and speaks regularly at tax conferences.
We recommend that our clients protect themselves against the cost of a future tax enquiry by subscribing to our fee protection service. Any tax payer can be selected for investigation and the number of investigations launched by HMRC continues to rise each year.
An enquiry can be time consuming and some investigations can take several months or years to deal with. As a result costs of dealing with HMRC’s queries can be significant. HMRC devote almost one quarter of their £4 billion budget to enforcement and compliance. To provide peace of mind to our clients, Campbell Dallas, working together with Abbey Tax, can provide cover against such an investigation as well as dealing with HMRC on your behalf. This policy ensures that Campbell Dallas can represent you throughout. Our Tax Investigation Protection Service covers all of the following:
- Full enquiries
- Aspect enquiries
- Business inspection notices
- IR35 disputes