It is unfortunate fact of business life that you may well come under enquiry by Inland Revenue or Customs & Excise through no fault of your own. The Inland Revenue now investigate businesses at random as well as for specific reasons.
If you are selected at random, you need an accountant who knows how the Inland Revenue works and thinks and is prepared to fight your case and make sure that the Revenue keep to their own internal guidelines. In our opinion, a no nonsense approach often works best.
We will talk you through the enquiry process and what to expect and support you throughout.
The Penalties; There are various penalties the Revenue can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income.
As well as having to pay the tax, you can find the Revenue seeking penalties of up to an amount equal to the tax, so doubling your tax bill as well as asking for interest for late payment of the tax – not a pleasant experience.
If this happens to you, we will show you how to minimise any penalties.
Anti-Investigation Scanning Checks; Whilst with the introduction of random investigations, anyone can come under investigation; you can help to avoid the chance of any investigation into your affairs by other reasons.
Every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to the Revenue goes through an annual investigation scanning check to identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before they are submitted without explanation.
This really does help to minimise the chances of you being on the wrong end of an enquiry.
We also offer a fee protection service to cover our costs should we have to defend you against a Revenue investigation.
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