VAT inspections are often intrusive, extensive & can be catastrophic if not dealt with correctly by specialist advisors with the relevant experience & training. Additionally, it can be at times almost impossible to achieve a VAT repayment from HMRC. The Tax Faculty are at hand to assist in dealing with your VAT issues.
Any check or inspection carried out into the VAT reporting of a business is often incredibly burdensome and intrusive, leaving business owners feeling laid bare and helpless as some of HMRC's most robust officers attempt to find areas for dispute so that they may charge additional VAT (and penalties) where they think that they find any errors.
As a result, VAT checks and visits can be very stressful and have a much broader range than a relatively simple compliance check. If your business is subject to such action you will often be required to defend your behaviour against any suspicions that HMRC have that you have made VAT errors deliberately.
Due to the serious nature of such an investigations, we at The Tax Faculty recommend that you contact us before you respond HMRC's opening contact so that our expert HMRC-handling specialists can provide you with the best possible advice on how you should proceed.
Our experts have many years of experience in both conducting investigations for HMRC as senior tax inspectors and also in defending clients from such investigations and allegations of serious fraud. By discussing your circumstances in a non-judgemental atmosphere with our specialists, we can give you detailed advice throughout the process.
Even if you do not eventually use The Tax Faculty, please do seek advice at an early stage. Whether you are an individual whose business is undergoing a VAT check, or you are a private practice whose client is facing such a check, please seek advice from professionals with the relevant experience.
We also offer our services to those who already have an existing VAT check or dispute. Our experts can assist and give a new perspective on existing investigations, providing a pathway to navigate the investigation to a conclusion.
Our experts have had recent success in appealing and reducing VAT assessments through ensuring that HMRC abide by the statute by which assessments must be made, as well as experiencing great success in securing VAT repayments for clients.
In addition to dealing directly with individual client investigations, our specialists have a proven track record of assisting independent practices in dealing with investigations into their clients.
Our experts number industry award-winners for the way in which they handle HMRC investigations, making The Tax Faculty the best place for pragmatic advice. All initial consultations are free of charge as we know how confusing and complex such work can be, therefore we want to be sure that we are best placed to assist before you commit to our services.
Have you or one of your clients received a notice from HMRC which notifies of a VAT check or inspection taking place? Before you respond to the letter, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make sure that you take the necessary steps to ensure that any response is correct, complete and most importantly does not prejudice the future of any resulting investigations.
HMRC have incredibly strict deadlines by which you must reply and your response must be adhere to HMRC's strict criteria, so it is very important that you take expert advice as soon as possible.