Tax Investigation – Fee protection – HR and Legal helpline
Now includes enquiries by HMRC relating to the Furlough Scheme and Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
As you know HMRC raise enquiries stemming from their sophisticated software which matches data and targets anomalies, also they are raised via members of the public being encouraged to report taxpayers online or by raised random enquiries. New legislation has now been introduced which gives HMRC greater powers to target those whom they believe have not followed the rules under the furlough or self-employed income support scheme.
Enquiries and investigations can cover any aspect of your personal and business activity and HMRC inspectors have the power to visit your premises to review all your business records, tax returns, and PAYE/NIC/CIS/VAT information.
Should HMRC enquire into your affairs, even when there is no additional tax to pay, it is still an extremely stressful, disruptive and time consuming process. We are of course on hand to support you through this process and to ensure our fees do not add to the burden the fee protection service is backed by an insurance policy (with no excess) that provides up to £100,000 in professional fees for:
Any compliance check, visit (regardless of whether a dispute has yet arisen) or investigation started by HMRC regarding compliance with:
- Corporation Tax Self-Assessment
- Income Tax Self-Assessment
- National Insurance
- Construction Industry Scheme
- VAT (see terms and conditions)
- National Minimum Wage
- Gift Aid legislation and regulations
- Furlough Scheme
- Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
- VAT visits
- Employer Compliance visits
- Check of Employer records
- Capital Gains Tax
- Any HMRC use of pre-dispute information and inspection powers under schedule 36 (notice to provide information or documentation)
- Direct telephone access to HR and Legal advice throughout the year
Please note the costs of tax enquiries are not included in our normal annual fees and clients who do not pay for the Service will be charged the full amount of any such costs.