No matter how careful your bookkeeping or how diligent we are, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may still choose you for one of their random investigations, Aspect Enquiries or disputes. Anyone who completes a tax return can be selected and HMRC don’t even have to give a reason.

HMRC’s annual report for 2005/06 stated that the number of enquiries and investigations equates to one every 30 seconds of the working day, and The Times newspaper reported on 2 January 2007 that HMRC inspectors are being offered bonuses for meeting their targets.

It’s fair to say that investigations are on the increase and that inspectors are approaching disputes more aggressively. This is particularly true of Aspect Enquiries, where the inspectors look into one aspect or more of your tax return without demanding to see all your books and records.

Investigations can be disruptive, intrusive and expensive. Sometimes a case can drag on for a year or more. Even if the final outcome is that you don’t have to pay any extra tax, you will still be faced with a bill for our professional fees incurred in settling the matter.

It is not unknown for a taxpayer to be forced into a settlement simply because the costs involved in fighting the case were becoming unaffordable.

All our clients are included in our Taxwise plus service

What does the Taxwise plus service offer?

  • the equivalent of up to £100,000 of professional costs per incident resulting from HMRC investigations or disputes
  • the security of knowing that we can dedicate all the time and resources we need to represent you – and you won’t have to worry about the extra cost
  • the right level of representation to get the best result for you
  • the security of dealing with us, your own accountants, rather than a stranger who doesn’t know you or your affairs.

Directors & Partners’ Returns

  • Investigations into the tax returns of the directors and partners / members of a business subscribing to our service are also included, provided that we act as the tax return agents for the individuals concerned. The tax return must be a personal, non-business return and any rental income less than £50,000 per annum.


Business Legal Support Helpline

  • access to a telephone advice line manned by experts in areas of law including:

Employment and personnel issues, such as:

• disciplining an employee

• dismissal

• gross misconduct

Health & Safety issues, such as:

• reporting an accident

• hazardous substances

Commercial legal issues, such as:

• landlord and tenancy

• company law

• copyright and patent.

  • When you need advice simply call 0844 892 2807 and quote our policy number TXWS6537

Any Queries?

or for more information, contact us on

01883 708090