& Tax Planning
SPECIALISTS IN COMPLEX TAX INVESTIGATIONS
Specialists in Complex Tax Planning
Specialists in Tax Tribunal Services
Welcome To Churchill Tax
Churchill Tax understands that Tax Investigations can be very stressful and time consuming. Our Tax Investigations Team aims to provide you with specialist advice to minimise the stress and anxiety that an HMRC investigation may cause. We endeavour to resolve the tax investigation in the most efficient and cost effective manner whilst minimising your tax exposure wherever possible.
Churchill Tax keep up to date with the latest changes in the enquiry legislation and the current tactics adopted by Tax Inspectors to tackle tax evasion and tax fraud.
At Churchill Tax we specialise in the whole range of tax investigations from voluntary disclosures and those conducted at local compliance level right through to cases of serious tax fraud and tax evasion under HMRC’s Code of Practice 9 (COP9) – Contractual Disclosure Facility conducted by HMRC’s Specialist Investigations team. We also provide VAT Inspection advice and specialise in VAT Fraud cases.
We operate on the basis that all clients receive the highest levels of professional representation, service, courtesy and value for money. If you are subject to a tax investigation by HMRC, please give us a call to discuss how we can assist you.
As far as possible we will take the pressure off you during the investigation by negotiating with HMRC on your behalf. We will keep you informed throughout, and the final decision as to whether or not to accept the negotiated proposals will always be yours.
At Churchill Tax we have extensive experience dealing with HMRC Investigations and we regularly deal with Tax Inspectors within HMRC’s Specialist Investigations and Local Compliance Fraud teams.
Our people have worked in Tax Investigations teams at ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms, niche tax investigations practices and within HMRC as Tax Inspectors. They bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge. At WLH Tax, our personal, friendly and understanding approach ensures that we provide the best possible service at the most competitive prices.
Legislation imposes restrictions on what HMRC is allowed to do, and Churchill Tax will make sure that the Tax Inspector carrying out the enquiry does not exceed the powers they are given by law.
We will consider the level of seriousness of the tax investigation being carried out by HMRC by looking at who is leading the investigation and the nature of the questions they are asking.
We will give you the best advice on how to deal with HMRC so that you achieve a settlement as quickly as possible. We will ensure that the investigation is handled professionally, so it is not escalated to a higher level and you will avoid being named and shamed. If you need to pay more tax we will tell you so, and we will present your case in the best light possible to minimise your liabilities. If you are unable to pay the tax in one lump sum we will negotiate a time to pay arrangement with HMRC on your behalf.
We are amongst the UK’s leading Tax specialists with a wealth of experience. We provide professional firms, individuals and privately owned businesses with a comprehensive range of specialist tax & advisory support across all of the major taxes.
When appointing a Tax specialist to act on your behalf, it’s important to know that you’re in good hands. You need to know that the advisor you appoint has the experience, skills and courage required to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Our role is as much about supporting our clients personally as it is about providing professional and effective Tax representation. This is why we have implemented facilities such as flexible payment options , that aim to make the process straight forward and stress free.
It’s important you make a good connection with your consultant. Your consultant will become an extension of your business, working with you and for you.
We provide comprehensive services to individuals, businesses and companies. Our relationship with you and your Consultant is built on trust and mutual respect. We will always give you an honest appraisal of your position, including potential fees, whether it is favourable or not. Our team is accessible and approachable, and ready to answer your questions, giving you the confidence you need when dealing with a sensitive issue such as an HMRC enquiry or other tax dispute.
- You will be listened to
- You will understand the Map ahead
- You will know about costs involved
- You will find out what our experts can do for you
- You will know exactly what can be done
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VAT AND TAX INVESTIGATION – CASE SETTLED & CLOSED
This HMRC tax investigation case came to us after their accountant closed their office down during the enquiry and absconded. HMRC were seeking over £300k in VAT, Corporation Tax and Penalties. An appeal was made to the Tax Tribunal. We met with HMRC in an ADR meeting where after 7 hours of negotiations, a much smaller tax liability was agreed.
INHERITANCE TAX DISCLOSURE – CASE CLOSED
This person was referred to us by their existing accountants for specialist tax advice in relation to a voluntary disclosure of underpaid inheritance tax from over 14 years ago. We considered the case carefully and claimed a number of exemptions whilst making the disclosure to HMRC. HMRC accepted our position with the disclosure and also that there was no further tax to be paid.
VAT AND INCOME TAX INVESTIGATION – TRIBUNAL APPEAL SETTLED
This case was referred to us by another firm of accountants. There was a tax investigation for VAT and income tax. We filed an appeal to the Tribunal but then entered to discussions with HMRC through ADR. Following lengthy discussions and negotiations, HMRC accepted a substantially reduced tax figure and the case was withdrawn from the Tribunal.