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Tax Investigations and Disputes

Keeping your tax affairs in order can be a challenge and a simple discrepancy in your figures can cause HMRC to launch a tax inspection. They have never had as much power and information available to them.

Any Tax Investigation is understandably uncomfortable but we can help resolve all kinds of investigations, ranging from simple to complex inspections and are here to support you. Mitchell Charlesworth has the experience and expertise to guide you smoothly through the whole process and outline our findings and your options in simple terms. We will then outline the potential costs as well as start to deal with the tax enquiries and conflicts with HMRC.

Tax Investigation Fee Protection Scheme

Mitchell Charlesworth  provide a tax investigation fee protection scheme to ensure our clients are covered to pay for an unexpected investigation.

Why do I need the Tax Investigation Fee Protection Scheme?

  • Investigations are often at random and come at any time
  • HMRC are clawing back billions of pounds by stepping up the number of tax investigations
  • Powerful new software can trace even the smallest discrepancy in spending or earnings, prompting an investigation
  • The stress and cost of an investigation can be considerable
  • Our expertise can save you time and money in the long run.

Why choose the Tax Investigation Fee Protection Scheme?

If HMRC states its intention to investigate your tax payments, don’t panic.  Please get in touch wish us so we can translate the many complicated questions the taxman may pose, manage the entire conversation with the taxman, help you submit any required information and minimise the impact on your business personal accounts.

What happens if I am investigated?

You have the reassurance that we, your accountant who you know and trust, will work directly with you to resolve the situation. It’s vital that you involve us from the outset. Without professional representation, you could easily end up paying more tax than necessary.

Note: Protection cover will only be in place once payment is received.

What does the Tax Investigation Fee Protection Scheme include?

When you subscribe to our service we are able to make a claim against our insurance policy held with Professional Fee Protection in respect of our fees incurred (up to £100,000 per claim unless otherwise indicated) when we defend a client who is subject to any of the following events:

  • A full enquiry
  • An aspect enquiry
  • A business inspection notice
  • VAT/PAYE/CIS Compliance Visit Cover
  • VAT Disputes
  • PAYE/NIC/CIS Disputes
  • Employment Status Dispute
  • IHT Cover
  • Gift Aid Inspections
  • Partners/Directors Cover
  • Application for a Judicial Review
  • IR35 Status Check & Disputes
  • Interventions Cover (Informal Enquiries)
  • Application for a Judicial Review

Are there any additional benefits included with Professional Fee Protection?

Included with Professional Fee Protection, at no extra cost, is access to the client legal helpline. Subscribers to the scheme will benefit from unrestricted access to advice from a dedicated team of legal consultants, barristers, solicitors and legal executives

What is the cost of cover?

We have a price matrix which covers the cost for any sole trader, Limited Company, Partnership or LLP to apply. If you would like to understand the costs please e-mail Amanda Yates who will send you our Pricing Structure form.

How do you apply?

If you would like to join the Mitchell Charlesworth Tax Investigation fee protection scheme or have any specific questions, please contact Amanda Yates.


Tax Investigations