Two taxpayers in business together almost came a cropper with HMRC. HMRC raised a valid enquiry into their personal tax affairs issuing Code of Practice 9 (Cases of suspected serious fraud). All perfectly normal – in my world anyway! My clients had ignored my warning – don’t underestimate the ingenuity of HMRC
One of the symptoms of a tax investigation is the feeling that no matter what you do or say, you feel like you are drowning under the tax investigation. You need to treat the cause, not the symptom. You may need help to understand the cause but who do you turn to?
No, I haven’t gone mad. A client has spent a lot of time and energy recounting what he had done over the years. But it didn’t add up – literally. It didn’t explain why HMRC was accusing him of tax evasion. Nor did it explain why HMRC had issued him with Code of Practice 9Continue reading “HMRC thoughts on tax evasion – is the answer 42 or 0?”