OUR EXPERTS

Jeremy Hodgkiss Deans Accountants

01785 238152

07590 502118

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Richard Stonier Deans Accountants

Richard Stonier

Partner

01785 238182

07885 686214

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Susan Whiting Deans Accountants

Susan Whiting

Partner

01785 258311

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Angela Charlesworth Deans Accountants

Angela Charlesworth

Manager

01785 238163

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Lorna Charlesworth Deans Accountants

Lorna Charlesworth
Manager

01785 238180

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Guy Davies Deans Accountants

Guy Davies

Manager

01785 238165

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David Dunsmore Deans Accountants

David Dunsmore

Manager

01785 238166

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Gareth Jones Deans Accountants

Gareth Jones

Manager

01785 238172

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Gail Preston Deans Accountants

Gail Preston

Manager

01785 238179

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Rachael Smith Deans Accountants

Rachael Smith

Manager

01785 238181

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TAX ENQUIRIES

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that you may well come under enquiry by HMRC through no fault of your own or of your accountant.  HMRC now investigates businesses at random as well as for specific reasons.  A full investigation is not a pleasant experience for anyone.  Without expert defence it can be very daunting.

If you are selected at random, you need an accountant who knows how HMRC works and thinks and is prepared to fight your case.  We make sure that the Taxman keeps to their own internal guidelines and doesn't over-step the mark.  We will talk you through the enquiry process and what to expect and support you throughout.

The Penalties

There are various penalties HMRC can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income.  As well as having to pay the tax, you can find them seeking penalties up to an amount equal to the tax, so doubling your tax bill.  Interest on the late payment of the tax is also part of the arrangement - not a pleasant experience.  We can help you minimise these penalties.

Anti-investigation Scanning Checks

Whilst with random investigations anyone can come under enquiry, you can help to avoid the chance of an investigation into your affairs for other reasons.  We know the triggers that often give rise to enquiries if not fully explained to HMRC when submitting Returns to them.  Every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to the Taxman goes through an anti-investigation scanning check to identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before they are submitted without explanation.  This really does help to minimise the chances of you being on the wrong end of an enquiry.

We have partnered with Markel Tax to provide insurance against fees involved in dealing with your tax investigation - please refer to our Partner Services brochure.

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