Tax Investigations

We understand that smaller accountancy practices often do not have the time or resources to deal with H M Revenue & Customs' enquiries into clients' affairs.  Given that H M Revenue & Customs now have new powers of investigation, enquiries are likely to become more intrusive and time consuming.

LEES assist smaller practitioners with H M Revenue & Customs' enquiries into clients' affairs, giving them the support they need and enabling them to focus on their normal everyday workload.

LEES expertise extends to the following areas:

  • Enquiries into sole traders and partnerships
  • Small and medium sized limited company investigations
  • Major enquiries into large companies with turnovers in excess of £100m
  • Capital gains tax and property valuations
  • Employer compliance reviews including CIS
  • IR35 and employment status cases
  • Property income enquiries

LEES can help by:

  • Providing initial advice regarding the enquiry
  • Assisting in the collation of material required
  • Corresponding and negotiating with H M Revenue & Customs directly
  • Presenting cases to Tribunals and Commissioners
  • Appointing third parties such as barristers and tax counsel as required
  • Agreeing a final settlement and closing the enquiry

Useful links

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/new-penalties/penalties-leaflet.pdf

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/emmanual/index.htm