Tax Investigations

Someone on your side should you be the target of an investigation

Every year, one in four UK businesses are the subject of a visit or inspection by the Inland Revenue, HM Customs and Excise or the Contributions Agency.

An inspection can be a lengthy process that requires the services of a professional accountant throughout. Even if everything is found to be in perfect order, professional representation can cost you thousands of pounds.

Mindful of the expense, inconvenience and upset of having to undergo such an investigation, Dean Statham offers an insurance protection policy for clients. It covers up to £50,000 of the cost of professional fees in such an eventuality.

The policy covers investigations associated with:

  • Self-assessment
  • Income tax
  • Corporation tax
  • HM Customs and Excise
  • PAYE
  • NIC

Having the safeguard of this protection means that clients are able to immediately avail themselves of Dean Statham’s skill and experience in presenting successful arguments or mitigation to the various investigative authorities.

We are highly experienced at representing clients at tribunals when necessary and have an impressive track record of winning.

Should matters go to the courts, we are also able to instruct counsel directly on behalf of clients.

Obviously, core to all our general accounting activities is trying to avoid trouble in the first instance by ensuring compliance and proper practice. However, it’s reassuring to know that should you fall foul to the regulatory authorities, experienced help is at hand.