HMRC hold an unprecedented level of information on UK businesses and taxpayers which they are using to carry out an increasing number of tax investigations and collect additional tax revenues.
- Our team has a combined experience of 125 years and understands the inner workings of HMRC
- We assist with every stage of an enquiry to mitigate the impact on those most affected
- Complimentary initial discussion and assessment of the case
Markel Tax can provide help and assistance to individuals and businesses selected for investigation.
Our team specialises in:
- HMRC compliance activity into individuals, partnerships and companies
- Code of Practice 9 enquiries (suspected serious tax fraud) including the Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF)
- Code of Practice 8 enquiries such as tax planning and avoidance
- Disclosure facilities including the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF), the Let Property Campaign (LPC) and any voluntary disclosures
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Employer compliance activity including:
- Status of workers
- Benefits in Kind (BIK)
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
- National Minimum Wage (NMW)
- Operation of Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
Learn more about how we can support your practice with HMRC investigations
How can Markel Tax assist?
- We are experts in dealing with these types of investigation and can assist in the process from start to finish
- Provide easy-to-understand advice on the options available when HMRC make the offer of the CDF
- Ensure that the outline disclosure is complete and submitted on time
- Deal with all aspects of the follow-up work
- Provide the necessary support and assistance for any meetings with HMRC and preparing the detailed disclosure report
- Advise on making a voluntary disclosure in relation to any tax fraud committed where this is appropriate
Closure notice and penalty assessments
We submitted a successful application to the Tribunal for them to direct that HMRC should accept a late appeal.
After discussions with HMRC, we agreed a settlement in the enquiry so the client was only required to pay an additional £9,000 to HMRC rather than £110,000+ which was a possibility. No penalties were payable and they were no longer at risk of having their details published.