Reducing the risk of an HMRC tax investigation….

Author: Russell Smith
September 30, 2015

I have heard a few stories recently of HMRC making random calls to businesses.

The HMRC staff member has appeared nice, chatty but has begun to ask a number of questions.

These calls appear to take place on Friday afternoon when people’s guards are down (I don’t know if this is a deliberate tactic).

An incorrect answer or a small bit of info given has resulted in a full blown tax investigation in some cases.

If this happens to you, follow these 2 steps…

Step 1 – Always as the inspector to put their questions in writing. Be polite about it. There is no obligation to provide information over the telephone.

Step 2 – If you have an accountant tell the Inspector to send questions there.

In all our prices we include free help with tax investigations.

If you need more help email me at russell@rsaccountancy.co.uk

0113 394 4616

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