Tax risk and investigation management services
An investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can be very disruptive and expensive: that's why we strive to resolve matters quickly and secure the best results for individuals and businesses. We successfully resolve disputes day in and day out because we know how the taxman thinks.
Our team of tax investigation specialists understands the stress and anxiety investigations can cause. Our team, short-listed in 2007 and 2008 and then winners of 'Best Tax Investigations Team' at the prestigious 2009 Taxation Awards, has spent years working at a senior level at HMRC or settling enquiries with tax authorities.
Understanding the tax inspector allows us to predict HMRC’s actions and respond to them effectively. Our expertise allows us to develop a strategy to maintain control of an enquiry and shape the most cost-effective outcome for you. We tailor our services to meet your unique needs and can tackle all types of investigations or enquiries. We can handle the investigation for you directly or provide a specialist support service to your other advisers, including your legal team.
Swiss Special Arrangement
Agreement has been reached between HMRC and the Swiss Finance Department on a new process to collect tax on UK taxpayers’ assets held in Switzerland without identifying any taxpayers, which would be a breach of Swiss banking secrecy. Please click here for further information.
Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility
HMRC has announced a second joint declaration which both clarifies and adds to the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by HMRC and the Liechtenstein authorities in 2009. Please click on the link for further information about the facility and the opportunities it offers.
HSBC and Switzerland
HMRC continues to investigate HSBC Swiss account holders using Code of Practice 9 (Civil Investigation of Fraud). Traditionally such investigations have only been used where HMRC is virtually certain that a disclosure of irregularities will be made. However it seems that HMRC is now prepared to use COP9 in more speculative circumstances to ensure that account holders cannot take advantage of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility.
These investigations follow the passing to HMRC of data of UK resident holders of HSBC accounts in Switzerland by an ex-employee to the French Tax Authorities. The UK has now undertaken to the Swiss authorities that it will no longer buy such stolen data.
HMRC has announced a number of initiatives to close the tax gap. Please click here for further information.
Meet the team
We have a Tax Investigations representative in all our office locations, closely supported by a panel of dedicated specialists. Our experts are mainly ex-HMRC investigators and inspectors who understand the HMRC mindset and have used their skills for many years to achieve the best results for clients.
Meet the TRIM Panel
Even though HMRC's NDO has now closed it is still possible to come forward and obtain a much reduced penalty. Please call us on 0800 032 8374.