Tax Enquiry Service
available exclusively to Warr & Co clients
Tax investigations are stressful, intrusive and expensive. The requests for information and documents usually take many hours to compile ready for onward submission to HMRC, and then there are all of the follow up questions to respond to, potential meetings with Inspectors to attend, and settlement of the investigation to negotiate!
Due to this, and the fact that some tax enquiries cost upwards of £5,000 to resolve, we are pleased to offer to all clients our Tax Enquiry Service. The service is designed to provide clients with protection against the representation costs of an enquiry.
One small annual fee for a comprehensive service and a 24/7 business legal helpline.
If selected for an investigation or enquiry, we will defend you in order to deliver the optimum result.
In summary, if you subscribe to our Tax Enquiry Service we will:
- Respond to HMRC on your behalf.
- Deal with all correspondence.
- Prepare and defend your case.
- Negotiate the best possible outcome for you.
Some investigations can last for around 19 months and cost over £5,000 in professional fees.
Cost Of Our Tax Enquiry Service
We believe the annual cost of the service reflects excellent value for money and we are encouraging all Warr & Co clients to sign up to the service as quickly as possible, as we can only cover new investigations, rather than existing investigations. Please read click on the PDF leaflet learn more.
If you’re currently a Warr & Co client, please complete the downloadable form below and return via post, fax or email to your accountant at Warr & Co to proceed.
|Client Type||Annual Fee (inc VAT)|
|Limited Company including directors for whom we act (annual turnover > £1M)*||£240.00|
|Limited Company including directors for whom we act (annual turnover < £1M)*||£150.00|
|Partnerships including partners for whom we act*||£144.00|
|Sole Trader income only||£120.00|
|Personal Tax / Trusts||£90.00|
|Personal clients with annual rental income in excess of £50,000||£120.00|
|Sole Trader / Director / Partner with annual rental income in excess of £50,000||£120.00|
Please note that if you are a Sole Trader, Director or Partner and have an annual personal rental income in excess of £50,000, an additional fee of £120 is payable as noted above.
HMRC – The Facts
- HMRC has proudly announced in a recent Annual Report that its number one objective is to ‘maximise revenues due’ and to collect as much money as possible from investigation related activity.
- £3.5bn was generated during the last financial year from HMRC pursuing the 45m people in the tax system who have an income below £150,000 and assets below £1m in the UK, but only £900m was secured from the UK’s 8,500 wealthiest individuals.
- More than half of HMRC’s workforce is engaged in pursuing their compliance and enforcement agenda. HMRC may have fewer people answering the telephone, but it is increasing the number of officers pursuing money from investigations.
HMRC has become much better at collecting information and analysing it, which is helping it to deliver more money each year. All of the information used to be stored in 11 separate data warehouses, making it difficult to cross-reference and study. However, it has now built an Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) to accommodate all of the information in one place. The EDH can handle all types of data, including picture files, audio files, communications records and email.