Code of Practice 9 (COP9) FAQ: Your Questions Answered

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Have questions about HMRC's Code of Practice 9 (COP9) investigations? You're not alone.

Our comprehensive FAQ page provides clear and concise answers to the most common queries regarding COP9. From understanding the investigation process to knowing your rights and responsibilities, we cover everything you need to navigate these complex tax enquiries with confidence.

Whether you've received a COP9 letter or are considering voluntary disclosure, our expert insights will guide you through every step.

Finding out that you are under any type of tax investigation or enquiry by HMRC is an incredibly stressful situation. That stress is multiplied when faced with a Code of Practice 9 investigation - the highest level of investigation that HMRC can conduct under civil proceedings.

What do I do? How do I respond? Am I going to jail? Will I lose everything? These are just some of the questions that will be running through the head of someone who receives correspondence from HMRC informing them that they are being investigated under Code of Practice 9.

Our Top 10 Tips - Q&A Guide which follows will help to answer some of those questions and more importantly, help you to understand the beginning of the Code of Practice 9 process and where to find help in dealing with the investigation.

Our full Code of Practice 9 Investigation Guide can be found linked here.

Code of Practice 9 FAQs: INTRODUCTION

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This is without doubt one of the first questions that clients ask of us when discussing the receipt of a Code of Practice 9 investigation letter from HMRC. Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all answer, it will simply differ from person to person.

There are many reasons that someone may find themselves the target of a tax fraud investigation. The one thing t