HMRC Tax Investigations for Businesses

Key facts: HMRC investigation solicitors

  • Tax investigations and enforcement activity by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have increased in recent years.
  • HMRC has sought to crack down on tax avoidance and evasion by UK companies.
  • Businesses face serious risks if they are subject to financial penalties as a result of an enquiry or enforcement proceedings by HMRC.
  • HMRC will normally ask you to disclose information where they suspect any attempt to pay less tax or avoid paying the correct amount of tax.

Our tax solicitors are able to provide you with expert advice on all matters affecting your company, making sure that your business is compliant and up-to-speed in all areas. Please note that we only act for companies and cannot assist individuals in HMRC tax investigations.

What we do: Experienced tax investigation solicitors

Our team have acted for businesses who’ve become the subject of an enquiry or investigation by HMRC.

We can represent you if HMRC has launched an enquiry or investigation into your business’s tax affairs, including matters relating to:

  • Income Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • VAT
  • Tax avoidance schemes
  • Share schemes
  • Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • PAYE/national insurance contributions

HMRC tax investigations – when should you seek legal advice?

We recommend that you seek advice from experienced solicitors at the earliest possible stage of an enquiry or investigation by HMRC. It’s also important that you’re aware of your rights and the limits on HMRC’s powers.

At the start of proceedings against your company, HMRC will normally ask you to disclose information where they suspect any attempt to pay less tax, or to avoid paying the correct amount of tax.

Who we help: SMEs and large PLCs

We have a broad range of experience in our team of solicitors and represent SMEs and large PLCs when faced with a tax investigation by HMRC. If you instruct our tax investigation solicitors at the earliest possible stage in the investigation, we can help you conclude an investigation quickly to avoid criminal proceedings against you.

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors from £200 per hour.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive 'City' partner-level expertise at a fraction of 'City' prices.

Enterprise

Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.

On-Demand

For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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