Tax planning

HMRC investigations

Founded by an ex-Inspector of Taxes websters works hard to ensure that its clients reduce the chances of an investigation. When it arrives we have the team to sort it as quickly and painlessly as possible

websters has amassed over the years a particular expertise in successfully advising and assisting clients with HMRC investigations. As more investigation units have been set up by HMRC the number of investigations has inevitably risen. websters team of tax advisers will ensure that arrangements are negotiated with HMRC for sensible fees.

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can reduce their risk by keeping good, clear records and working with their accountants to ensure their returns are filed on time and everything they need to declare is stated. If you are doing your accounts yourself, mistakes can be made and HMRC does not see ignorance as a defence!

With careful planningaccurate accounting and tax planning, you can ensure your risk of investigation is lowered even further.

We also offer a service to non-clients who are either under investigation by HMRC or who know that they have not made complete and accurate tax returns. Settlements which we have negotiated have on occasion resulted in tax of over £1m. Our role is to use our experience and expertise to negotiate the best possible settlement. Unlike most of the firms who make a particular feature of this work - we pride ourselves that most of the clients who come to us to handle an investigation or an Offshore Disclosure remain as clients for many years after the investigation is over.

If you know that you need to report an under declaration of tax then speak to us. Our solicitor can hold a confidential and privileged meeting to help you decide whether to report the matter.