The HMRC runs a series of programs to maintain the integrity of the taxation system.  This includes both random audits as well as targeted investigations.  A tax investigation is not a pleasant experience for any business.  The investigator is a tax expert, while you are expert at your business.  Without a tax expert on your side, it is very easy to find yourself accused of avoiding tax and liable to substantial penalties.

There is no way to avoid a random examination.  But the targeted ones are another matter.  We know how the HMRC operates and what its operating procedures are.  We will advise you on how to avoid their attention as far as that is possible and fight with you to ensure that the process is fair and legal.  We will talk you through the process, explain what to expect and support you every step of the way.

Anti-investigation Scanning Checks:

Apart from random investigations, we can help you avoid an investigation into your affairs.  We know what the triggers HMRC uses when assessing returns and make sure that your matters are fully explained when we submit them.  Every Tax Return or set of accounts that we submit goes through an anti-investigation scanning check. We want to identify any areas that need explanation if we are to avoid investigation.  As a result, we are able to substantially reduce the risk of investigation.

Tax Investigation Fee Protection:

HMRC has the power to investigate the tax affairs of any individual, partnership or corporation at any time, with or without a specific reason.  Regardless of the outcome, mounting a robust defence can be expensive.  Many clients are concerned that they will not be able to meet all the costs involved. We at AA Accountants UK are sensitive to this anxiety.  Therefore, we have set up our Taxwise fee protection scheme to provide them with the best defence should they ever need it.

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