‘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?
When does an HMRC investigation turn into a criminal investigation? It’s a question we’re asked every day: ‘Can HMRC send me to prison?’ Even if you’ve never pondered the question yourself, if you’re a business owner or self-employed, chances are you’re familiar with receiving some kind of document from HMRC – as well as the … Continue reading Can HMRC Prosecute?
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.
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?
All you need to know for your tax investigation. Whether you’ve just received notice of an upcoming VAT inspection or are soon to meet with your HMRC officer for the first time, one aspect of this kind of investigation usually troubles business owners more than any other. And the subject we’re talking about? How HMRC … Continue reading How do HMRC review VAT returns?
What to do if your business is inspected by HMRC. VAT: If you’re running a business or work as a sole-trader, these three simple letters can become a bit of a headache from time to time. But whether it’s keeping on top of your records or ensuring your paying the right amount of tax, nothing … Continue reading Worried about a VAT Inspection?
The best laid plans of mice and men… ...how does that saying end again? It’s got something to do with things not going to plan, right? Well, as a business owner or sole-trader, you probably know full well: when things don’t go to plan, getting yourself back on track can end up taking a lot … Continue reading How long will an HMRC tax investigation take?