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Tax Investigation Service Summary


This will begin on the 1st day of the following month in which you join and is subject to you signing a form of authority for Bonacc to act as your agent with regards HMRC. Please note the exclusions, the main one being you must submit returns by the date due and if they are late, you then lose your cover.

Our Tax Investigations Service is fully backed by an Insurance Policy, which the practice has taken out with Abbey Tax Protection.  The Service will commence on joining our practice and will cease in the event you were to leave Bonacc. We will be responsible and have the discretion for making claims under our Policy and there is a maximum Limit of Indemnity of £75,000 in respect of our professional fees for any one claim. Clients will be responsible for any fees that we cannot recover from our Insurers.

In the event you suffer an investigation, an Abbey Tax Investigations consultant will represent you in respect of any of the following events:

 

Self Assessment
Full Enquiries

The trigger point is the issue of the S9A, S12AC TMA 70 or Paragraph 24 (1) Schedule 18 Finance Act 1998 Notice by HMRC together with a request to examine all the business books and records or, in the case of a personal taxpayer, all the underlying documents used in the preparation of the Self Assessment return.

Income Tax Self
Assessment
Aspect Enquiries

The trigger point is the issue of the S9A or S12 AC TMA 70 Notice by HMRC where there is a request to examine just certain boxes on the Return, subject to an a Limit of Indemnity of £1000

Corporation Tax Self
Assessment Aspect
Enquiries

The trigger point is the issue of the Paragraph 24 (1) Schedule 18 Finance Act 1998 Notice by HMRC where there is a request to examine just certain boxes on the Return, subject to a Limit of Indemnity of £1000

HMRC Enquiries
under IR35

The Service covers HMRC disputes into the declaration on an IR35 Return.  However, there must be a written Contract for Services in respect of the liabilities which are being disputed.  The Contract must have been strictly followed and there must be a reasonable prospect of successfully contesting the Revenue’s allegations.

Employer
Compliance
Disputes

The Service covers PAYE, P11D and NIC disputes and the trigger point is the issue of a letter, assessment or notice by HMRC, following a Compliance visit, providing there is a prospect of reducing the alleged liabilities.

HMRC VAT
Disputes

The trigger point is the issue of a written decision or assessment by HMRC, following a control visit, providing there is a prospect of reducing the alleged VAT liabilities.

 

The main exclusions in our Service are as follows:

  • Claims arising where the annual Returns/accounts are submitted “late”; i.e. outside the
    time parameters set out in Taxes Management Act 1970.
  • HMRC Specialist Investigations, Civil Investigations of Fraud, Criminal Investigations
    Sections and Code of Practice 8 and 9 cases.
  • Fees incurred prior to the written acceptance of a claim.
  • Enquiries and disputes existing at the time you subscribe to the Service.
  • Routine compliance checks conducted by HMRC where there is no statutory enquiry notice issued, including Employer Compliance and VAT control visits.
  • Enquiries and Disputes following a voluntary disclosure of irregularities made to HMRC
Enquiries into tax planning arrangements where HMRC have allocated a Tax Avoidance Scheme Number.

  Business Legal Helpline- 24Hour, 365 day a year access

As an additional benefit of joining Bonacc Accountancy business clients have access to a free Business Legal helpline. The Helpline covers a wide range of Business Legal issues to help protect your business.

Areas of advice include:

  • Employment Law – e.g. redundancy, maternity
  • Health & Safety – e.g. risk assessments, legislation
  • Commercial matters – e.g. tenancy, debt recovery

phone numbers and codes will be issued on joining.

 

 

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