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Guiding you to a simple solution

PKF Francis Clark understands the stress and disruption a tax investigation by HMRC can cause. But with many of our tax experts having worked for HMRC themselves, we have experience of what HMRC’s investigators are looking for.

You can be assured that we will be using our knowledge and experience to its fullest extent, to guide you through the process.

Our experts work to make any investigation as straightforward and painless as possible. This means supporting clients at meetings with HMRC (or representing them on their behalf), responding to enquiries, and advising on both our client’s, and HMRC’s, position during the course of an investigation.

We deal with all manner of investigations, from a simple tax return or PAYE compliance check right up to a full Code of Practice 9 disclosure report.

Offshore non-compliance

The Government is in the process of introducing extended time limits relating to offshore non-compliance, which will apply to uncorrected offshore irregularities after 30 September 2018. In addition to this are stringent new penalties, the lowest of which is 100% of the tax due.

If you think you may not currently be fully tax compliant, our experts can help you to make a disclosure and attain a favourable settlement with HMRC.

We have considerable experience of helping our clients make disclosures using HMRC’s various settlement opportunities – the latest of which are the worldwide disclosure facility (WDF) and the EBT settlement opportunity, and helping them to regularise their tax positions.

Our team, comprised of ex-HMRC investigations specialists will use their knowledge and experience to ensure that your settlement with HMRC proceeds on the best possible financial terms and seek to ensure your tax affairs are compliant in future.

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