Category Archive for: ‘HMRC Investigation’

How to succeed by NOT giving HMRC what they ask for

Complinace Check

One reader, AA, tells us about how he was successful with a compliance check (AKA) a tax investigation. AA submitted a self assessment form and a few months later got a letter from HMRC saying that they had opened a compliance check, they then sent him a long list of documents they were requesting it ran over four pages! AA …

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Another Reader Wins – This Time By Going to The Top

PS Letter To HMRC

When somebody is successful in a HMRC investigation I think there is value in publishing the details, so others can use it as a model. In a nutshell PS had been working as a chef for many years on a PAYE basis. HMRC informed him that he’d been on the wrong code and he owed a few £100. This was …

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Business Records Checks to be terminated

Minority Report

It must have seemed like a genius idea back in 2011. HMRC had always previously examined business records AFTER they had been submitted, what about looking at the records BEFORE they were submitted? Before they could be prepared? And what about dropping in unannounced to examine them? Perhaps this was inspired by Minority Report? A Si-Fi film with Tom Cruse …

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