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Tax investigations

What would you do if you or your business faced a HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiry?

The chances of you or your business being investigated by HMRC has risen considerably in recent years.  Since 2010 HMRC has been allocated an additional £1.8 billion by the government to tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

Individuals and businesses across every sector need to be aware of the risks of a tax investigation.  Even if you have done nothing wrong you can still be at risk from an investigation which can take a lot of your time and cost a significant amount in professional fees.


Whether you’re a business owner, director or an individual tax payer, crossing your fingers won’t keep the tax man away!

Why leave yourself open to the risk?

without our tax retainer scheme

cross Disruption to you and your business as you deal with the administrative burden of the tax investigation.
cross The added stress of dealing with HMRC.
cross Reduced chances of success if you deal with it independently.
cross A higher amount of tax due.
cross Considerable professional fees if you require information or if you instruct a professional firm to act on your behalf, usually at an hourly rate in excess of £120.

With our tax retainer scheme

green tick Qualified professionals will provide you with full representation.
green tick All correspondence will be dealt with on your behalf.
green tick Early intervention can lead to early resolution.
green tick There will be no disruption to you or your business, we will do the hard work for you.
green tick Increased chances of success.
green tick Complete peace of mind.


Our tax retainer scheme alleviates the daunting worries, disruption and expense of a tax investigation.  We will work on your behalf to answer HMRC’s questions and help demonstrate you’re paying the right amount of tax.  We know you and your business and we want to help you when you need us most.

The additional cost of our professional expertise and time to act on your behalf will be fully covered by our tax retainer scheme giving you complete peace of mind.  Paying a little now could save you thousands in the future.


green tick What’s included…


Our tax retainer scheme covers the professional fees you would incur from the following situations:

green tick A HMRC enquiry into a personal tax return.
green tick A HMRC enquiry into a business tax return.
green tick A HMRC enquiry into your accounts.
green tick A HMRC enquiry into a VAT return.
green tick A dispute with HMRC with regards to VAT.
green tick A dispute with HMRC with regards to Pay As You Earn (PAYE) or National Insurance.
green tick A dispute with HMRC over the tax status of your workers.
green tick A dispute with HMRC over the IR35 status of your business.


If you are a partnership or limited company we also cover all the partners and directors along with their spouses.


red cross What’s not included…


There are some costs that are not covered by our scheme, these include:

cross Any tax, penalties, interest or other amounts due to HMRC that were outstanding prior to the investigation.
cross Defence in prosecution cases or serious fraud enquiries.
cross Costs relating to pre existing enquiries.
cross Any tax, penalties, interest or other amounts due to HMRC as a result of the enquiry.


Contact us today to learn more about how we can keep you and your business in safe hands.


David Allen retains complete discretion and has the right to decline to act for you in relation to your enquiry.  On the opening of an enquiry we will advise you if we will act for you.  We reserve the right not to act at all times.