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Be prepared – HMRC is ramping up tax and COVID investigations

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is once again increasing its compliance checks and investigation procedures, as it seeks to tackle COVID abuse and other forms of tax avoidance.

Having accrued substantial costs during the pandemic, the UK Treasury is under increased scrutiny over the nation’s tax gap, which is why many experts anticipate additional tax compliance campaigns in future/

Already HMRC has taken action against a number of businesses found to have misused COVID financial support, with the Insolvency Service separately announcing that it had banned several directors for nearly a decade for misusing the loan schemes. 

An investigation by HMRC can have a significant impact on a business and can take many years to resolve. 

Given the increased pressure on businesses and individual taxpayers regarding the COVID schemes and general tax compliance, it has never been more important to have tax investigation fee protection in place that meets the full costs of a tax investigation. 

Our tax team has lots of experience supporting clients during complex tax investigations, some of which have involved significant costs to settle successfully. 

Without the right fee protection in place, you may not be able to access the support you need during a lengthy investigation, which could result in significant costs and lead to potential fines if you are unsuccessful.  

We offer a comprehensive tax investigation that provides coverage for fees incurred in representing you in the event of any compliance check, visit or investigation started by HMRC. Here is how it will help you: 

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This blog is for guidance only, professional advice should be obtained before acting on any information contained herein. The information was correct at the time of publishing 03 December 2021.