Notes from the Tax Haven

COP9 Help: What is HMRC’s COP9 and what does it means for your business?

‘I’ve received a COP9 in the post – What do I do?’ One of the biggest fears a business owner faces during a tax investigation is whether or not they are going to prison. It’s a question we hear almost daily: ‘If I’m being investigated, and HMRC think I’ve committed fraud or tax evasion, they … Continue reading COP9 Help: What is HMRC’s COP9 and what does it means for your business?

VAT Assessments: How to Appeal Against HMRC.

Maybe you’ve just received your first VAT visit. Maybe, your VAT visit is over and done with and now, you’ve been hit with an assessment. Either way, the thought of a full-blown tax investigation might be looming in your mind. You’re worried and stressed and unsure how to proceed. Because what, exactly, is going to … Continue reading VAT Assessments: How to Appeal Against HMRC.

What do you do when you’re under investigation – and surveillance – by HMRC? 

A VAT officer is watching when you least expect it… It’s a scary thought, isn’t it? But, unfortunately, when it comes to your business and the VAT officers at HMRC, it’s an all too common reality. Of course, there’s a number of arguable reasons why your business may be under surveillance; for starters, and for … Continue reading What do you do when you’re under investigation – and surveillance – by HMRC?