Tax and VAT Investigations

“Should you be in a position where you have received a request for a site visit from HM Revenue and Customs or have been asked to provide books and records to them it may be that you will need specialist advice from Integrity”

We are experienced in crystallising the areas of concern and piecing together historic information, which may be incomplete, to enable meaningful discussions to be held which may assist in avoiding what is increasingly being viewed by HM Revenue and Customs as criminal activity.

The Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise are now operating as one Crown authority, namely HM Revenue and Customs. Increasingly the Special Compliance Office and the VAT Investigation Units are exchanging information about tax investigations.

The main function of the Inland Revenue Special Compliance Office is to investigate major cases of tax evasion and fraud. Similarly there is a civil evasion procedure for dealing with serious Valued Added Tax investigations.

Prevention is better than cure, so it may be a good time to make use of our health checks, where we look at all your accounting functions, bookkeeping, VAT, and payroll, and advise you of any pitfalls and way of improving your systems.