Introduction to Lubbock Fine’s experience of tax investigation
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has everyone in its sights. Absolutely anyone can be selected for investigation, with HMRC proactively targeting taxpayers using sophisticated software that searches big data for discrepancies. Anything that doesn’t cross match might be selected; you can even be selected at random. But HMRC does get it wrong and many enquiries result in thousands of pounds in fees with no additional tax liability being due.
Through Lubbock Fine’s tax investigation service, we help clients facing a tax investigation by HMRC. A tax investigation can be a disruptive, expensive and time-consuming experience but our tax investigation specialists are highly skilled in dealing with all forms of HMRC investigations to ensure that you are provided with the best possible representation.
Key advice for clients looking into Tax Investigation Service
Our tax investigation service has been established to cover our professional fees generated as a result of tackling most HMRC enquiries or investigations.
Unlike some fee protection products that appoint their own advisers, we ensure that we can represent you throughout the process. Under the tax investigation service we’re able to reclaim our costs in protecting you during an investigation. We’ll be able to defend you in the event of HMRC checking your books and records or visiting you to check PAYE or VAT returns. Protection against tax investigations starts from the very first request.
Lubbock Fine’s Tax Investigation Service
Our Tax Investigation Service, which is backed by an insurance policy that we hold with Croner Taxwise Limited, covers our professional fees arising from most types of HMRC enquiry or tax investigation (see service summary here).
For limited companies and partnerships, the tax investigation service provides inclusive cover for all relevant individuals. When a business signs up to the service, all of its directors, partners and their spouses and company secretaries, will also receive representation during an investigation into their personal tax affairs, as well as those of their business.
To provide this service, we need to be acting as the tax returns agent for the individuals in question.
Click here to see what protection is provided under our tax investigation service.
Why choose Lubbock Fine as your tax investigation specialists?
For peace of mind, we recommend that every client should subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service to ensure that they are protected. You would then be certain that we would be free to work on your case, at little or no cost to you, for as long as it takes to bring about a resolution, up to the policy limit.
There are a number of additional benefits that are provided through our Tax Investigations Service:
- An out of hours legal helpline in the event of an unannounced visit by HMRC
- Free webinars covering hot topics in and around Human Resources and Legal advice to SME’s
- Access to a dedicated legal helpline providing unrestricted access, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on any commercial legal problem including contract matters, landlord and tenant or property queries, employment law and health and safety matters.
- Protection for all directors/partners where Lubbock Fine complete the individual’s tax returns (where appropriate).
To subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service please email Phil Moss firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your usual contact partner.
Click here to view our tax investigations leaflet.