What can you expect in a HMRC Personal tax inspection?

Patrick Cannon advises clients who are under personal tax return investigations by HMRC, whether this is in the form of standard civil tax enquiries under section 9A, Codes of Practice 8 and 9, or criminal tax investigations for tax and VAT fraud. This may involve advice on the scope of information required under Schedule 36, FA 2008, time limits and grounds for assessing tax in earlier years, and the validity and amount of penalties charged for tax return errors.

When agreement cannot be reached with HMRC on the matters in dispute, then it may be necessary to take an appeal to the tax tribunal, and Patrick is able to prepare the necessary paperwork and present your appeal at the hearing and act as your agent in correspondence with HMRC if you do not have a solicitor or accountant acting for you.

While Patrick often acts for clients who instruct him via accountants and solicitors, he is also authorised to accept instructions direct from taxpayers under Public Access, and to conduct litigation, and he can correspond direct with HMRC and others on your behalf.

Fixed fees agreed with Patrick’s clerk in advance for each piece of work, instead of open-ended hourly rates, bring financial certainty for you.

If you are subject to a HMRC tax investigation and would like to discuss how Patrick can advise and assist you, please contact him here for an initial discussion.

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Old Square Tax Chambers
15 Old Square
Lincoln's Inn