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Tax Investigation Fee Protection Service

With the Government facing high levels of deficit, HMRC are currently conducting a record number of tax investigations and compliance checks, which means businesses are at risk of a tax enquiry at any time – even if you’ve done nothing wrong.

How long does an HMRC enquiry last?

An enquiry by HM Revenue & Customs can be a serious disruption to your business and may take a long time to resolve - up to sixteen months on average for a Full enquiry. We provide a tax investigation fee protection service for our clients, that will cover our fees for conducting all the work necessary in negotiating a settlement with HMRC, should you be unfortunate enough to receive an aspect enquiry or a full tax inspection.

As accountants, we're uniquely positioned to advise and support our clients through an HMRC investigation, handling correspondence and acting as your representative in meetings, and even through the appeal process to the Tax Tribunal.

How much does fee protection cost?

For just £310 per annum for a limited company, our fee protection agreement provides cover for our professional audit fees, ensuring you receive the support you need throughout the duration of the enquiry, without worrying about the cost.

Our Tax Investigation Service is backed by an insurance policy we have taken out in our own name with Markel Tax and protects our clients who suffer a tax enquiry. We will defend you if and when you are selected for a tax enquiry and the potential high costs of professional fees will be claimed under our insurance policy. Markel Tax are committed to working in conjunction with us, thus ensuring your interests are fully protected.

Our business accountancy clients will also have access to one of the premier business support helplines in the UK, which can save a great deal of time and money by providing guidance in the areas of Company Law, Employment Law, Landlord & Tenant and Health & Safety - and all at no extra cost.

Next steps

Get in touch to find out more about our Fee Protection service and see if we could protect you from the potentially astronomical cost of an HMRC enquiry. Call us on 0114 274 7576 or email bestadvice@knowleswarwick.com.

You can view our fee protection service policy documents here, as well as our policies from previous years.

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