Tax Investigations

Get peace of mind that we’ll be in your corner to support you if HMRC opens a tax investigation with you or your business.

What is a HMRC Tax Investigation?

For any individual or company that pays tax, there’s the ongoing risk that HMRC will investigate their affairs to ensure that they’re paying the right amount of tax. You can be selected at random for these investigations without anything of note to trigger it, as even if you’ve acted compliantly and paid the right amount of tax, you could still be investigated.

How can we help?

We provide a tax investigation service that protects our clients from the costs of accountancy fees that are normally associated with a tax investigation, so that you can have peace of mind. We’ll manage your case from the very first HMRC letter to the completion of the investigation. Within this service, we support with the HMRC correspondence and help you understand the many complicated requests and provide the information HMRC require. 

Our professional representation aims to reduce the stress and disruption of tax investigations and bring matters to a prompt close.

What does the service cover?

Our Tax Investigation Service covers:

  • Corporation Tax

  • Income Tax

  • PAYE & National Insurance

  • P11D’s

  • Construction Industry Scheme

  • IR35

  • VAT

  • National Minimum Wage

  • Gift Aid legislation and regulations

It also includes:

  • VAT visits

  • Employer compliance visits

  • Check of employer records

  • Interventions

  • Capital Gains Tax

  • Any HMRC us of pre-dispute information and inspection powers under schedule 36

db sharp & sons limited

“The team have helped us grow and become more professional. Dave has been invaluable in advising us. He has helped our accounts team so much and they now absolutely love Xero!”

David Sharp, D.B. Sharp and Sons Limited

“Stock taking was a nightmare and we kept everything on spreadsheets until we spoke to the team. Switching over to Xero was an easy process.”

Mick Ginn, Macron Store Hertfordshire

“One of my previous headaches was always the absence of reliable management information and that often consumed my time unnecessarily. Since working with the team, they have implemented new systems, enhanced existing systems and they provide information on a monthly basis which is accurate and clearly communicated. This allows me to spend time doing what I should be doing.

Combine that with their sector expertise, knowledge and professionalism we would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone.”

Sheldon Paule, Cameron Kennedy

“We’ve always found the team to be responsive, helpful, and proactive in suggesting ways for us to improve our processes. In particular, we have been happy with the move from Sage to Xero, which has made our lives much easier as we grow our business.”

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total negotiation group

“As our accountants and advisors, the Smart Accountants have always been on hand to support our business but recently they helped the sale of our business to an Employee Ownership Trust. Ultimately this transaction helped us with obtaining a fair price for the business, ensuring long-term succession, and rewarding our employees. The team supported us from the very initial advice and planning stage right through to the implementation and were on hand to offer their expertise throughout.”

Mark Cranstoun, Total Negotiation Group

The Next Steps

If you’d like further information or to discuss your R&D claim, please get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to talk to you. 

Please call us on 0845 606 9632, email us at or complete the contact form below.