Business Tax Enquiries
A business tax enquiry can be very worrying: distracting you from running your business, and can be very costly; not only in tax, interest and penalties, but also in lost business. It can put a toll on personal health and relationships. Running a business is hard enough without having to deal with the taxman too. Companies, partnerships and sole traders can face many types of tax inspections: a Corporation Tax Enquiry, an Income Tax Investigation, a Compliance Check, PAYE audit, VAT inspection, Employment Status Review.
Corporation Tax enquiries and Income Tax Compliance Checks will usually be carried out by HM Revenue & Customs’ Local Compliance Offices. The tax inspector will issue an Enquiry Notice and HMRC Code of Practice. If your business gets a Notice of Enquiry or a Compliance Check leaflet you may need specialist help.
Less than 3% of business Tax Enquiries are “random”. The rest are selected for a full enquiry because the tax inspector suspects that tax has been understated (i.e. the taxman thinks you are fiddling). A small number of business Tax Enquiries are opened under the HMRC Code of Practice 9 (Contractual Disclosure Facility) by the elite Fraud Investigation Service. If your company receives a COP 9 then you should seek expert help immediately.
Business Tax enquiries frequently spin out to include intrusive and in-depth tax investigations into both the business and private affairs of the proprietors or directors. The taxman will be looking for additional Tax, NIC, VAT, PAYE, S414 tax (on overdrawn director’s loan accounts), and Income Tax from the proprietors - plus interest and penalties.
If you get a Tax Enquiry Notice you or your accountant may need specialist help.
Lynam Tax Enquiry Specialists have over 80 years’ experience in dealing with HMRC business tax enquiries. We have the specialist training, deep knowledge, well-honed skills, and extensive experience to manage your business Tax Enquiry - and to reduce the stress, and get the optimum solution for you and the business. We will work closely with you and, usually, your accountant.
To find out how we can help you: and for a free, discreet, no obligation discussion call Paul Lynam today on: 0845 643 9997.
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We specialise in managing all Tax Enquiry, Tax Disclosures & Tax Disputes with HMRC.
We will help you throughout the Tax Investigation or Disclosure and save you money, so you can concentrate on running your business and enjoying your private life.
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