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?
So you want to get down to the nitty-gritty of a tax investigation? Maybe you’re in the middle of an HMRC enquiry at the moment. Maybe you’ve just received your first notice of an upcoming investigation. Maybe you’ve been reading our previous posts and, as we always suggest, you’re getting yourself prepared. But one question … Continue reading What is Schedule 36? Understanding HMRC’s information powers during a tax investigation.