Tax investigation service

Tax investigation service

About the Tax Investigation Service

Tax investigations are serious matters that often lead to significant unexpected costs, even if HMRC accept that no further tax is due. The associated costs can quickly accumulate as HMRC does not have to consider the time and resources required to effectively handle their enquiries.

For a modest annual fee, our Tax Investigation Service gives you peace of mind that you can rely on our expert assistance on most tax enquiries, without the fear of incurring additional fees.

Tax investigations are on the rise as HMRC become more targeted, acting upon information provided to them from a variety of sources. HMRC are one of the most powerful investigating bodies as they are capable of opening and conducting either civil or criminal tax investigations. We recommend more than ever before that all clients subscribe, no matter how simple their tax affairs may seem.

How does the Tax Investigation Service work?

Lubbock Fine holds an insurance policy with Vantage Fee Protect Limited, which covers our professional fees arising from most types of HMRC enquiry or tax investigation.

Protection against tax investigations starts from the very first request. Unlike some fee protection products that appoint their own advisers, we ensure that we can represent you throughout the process. We’ll be able to defend you in the event of HMRC checking your books or visiting you to check PAYE or VAT returns.

Who is covered?

For limited companies and partnerships, the service also covers directors or partners (plus their spouses) and company secretaries. These individuals can also receive representation at no further cost during an investigation into their personal tax affairs.

To provide this service, we need to be acting as the tax return agent for the individuals in question.

The service will not, however, cover costs of existing disputes that pre-date the original subscription or dealing with tax avoidance schemes. Other restrictions are detailed on the summary of service document available on the link below.

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Why subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service?

For peace of mind, we recommend that every client should subscribe to ensure that they are protected. We have tax investigation specialists who are experienced in advising and defending all forms of tax enquiry.

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 our policy limit.

As a subscriber, you will also have telephone access to consultants who are available to assist you with practical advice on a number of legal issues, including:

  • Employment
  • Health & safety
  • Legal contract matters
  • Landlord and tenant or property queries
  • General legal issues that your business may encounter

For more information

To subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service please email or speak to your usual contact.