Tax Investigations


Protect yourself to save thousands

With the Government looking to reduce the massive national debt, it is likely that there will be continued pressure on HMRC to bring in additional revenue.

How can we help protect you?

Our Tax Investigation Service is designed to reimburse the fees for professional advice and support from your own tax advisers at Burton Sweet in the event that you are selected for an enquiry.

At the same time, we will provide you with the best possible representation and assurance so that you won’t have to concede to the Revenue’s demands on a purely commercial basis.

A typical in-depth enquiry can last eighteen months and cost upwards of £5,000 (net of VAT) in professional fees.

Your cover includes:

  • Income Tax and Self-Assessment Full Enquiries
  • Income Tax Self-Assessment Aspect Enquiries
  • Corporation Tax Self-Assessment Full and Aspect Enquiries
  • HMRC Enquiries under IR35
  • Employer Compliance Disputes
  • HMRC VAT Disputes
  • Schedule 36 Enquiries – Compliance reviews in advance of PAYE/VAT visits and support during visits
  • PAYE and VAT Compliance Visits

Our Tax Investigation Service is fully backed by an insurance policy, which the practice has taken out with Markel Tax Protection.

Business Clients who subscribe to the service also have access to a 24hr telephone helpline. Further information about this service will be sent with your VAT receipt.

This service covers accounts and tax returns that we have prepared for clients. We are also able to assist businesses and individual taxpayers who find themselves faced with HMRC enquiries for returns they have filed themselves.

Fees will be quoted and agreed with you before we commence any work and can be paid monthly to make them more affordable.

Useful information for Tax Investigations


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