HMRC collected £34.1 billion through its tax investigations in 2018-19. It was also HMRC’s ninth consecutive year of record total tax revenues, collecting a total of £627.9 billion (£22.1 billion more than the previous year).

HMRC could select you for a random tax enquiry regardless of whether you have done anything wrong. Even if HMRC do not find any errors, a basic tax enquiry could typically cost more than £5,000, and last around a year and a half. 

Our Tax Investigation Service means that should you, or your business, suffer an HMRC investigation we can: 

  • provide you with full professional representation from tax and accountancy staff who already know you and understand your tax affairs;
  • handle HMRC on your behalf by dealing with all correspondence and attending all meetings; and
  • negotiate the best possible result for you.

We believe that our tax investigation service provides a lifeline to our clients by providing low cost, but valuable peace of mind, at a time when it is most needed. 

This year

We have always felt that our Tax Investigation Service has offered good value for money and have enhanced our cover further this year. As a quick reminder the Service includes:

  • Protection from defence costs of up to £100,000 in the event that you are selected for an investigation.
  • Directors/partners and their spouses will continue to receive personal protection when a company or partnership takes out a business subscription and we prepare the individual’s tax return.
  • ‘Out of hours’ helpline for unannounced HMRC visits.


 To find out more please contact Fiona Isherwood on 01242 680000 or


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