Fee protection

 

Tax Investigations Service Summary

Our Tax Investigations Service is fully backed by an Insurance Policy, which the practice has taken out with Abbey Tax. The Service covers the period 1st April until 31st March and we are able to make a claim in respect of the fees which we accrue when we defend a client who is under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in respect of any of the following events:


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Full and aspect Enquiries into:

  • Corporation Tax Returns
  • Partnership Tax Returns
  • Sole Trader Tax Returns
  • Personal Tax Returns

Disputes into:

  • VAT
  • Employer Compliance (PAYE, P11D and NIC)
  • IR35

Code of Practice 8 enquiries (£5,000 limit of indemnity) Inheritance Tax enquiries (£5,000 limit of indemnity)

HMRC use of Information and Inspection Powers/Sch. 36 Pre Disputes in respect of:

  • VAT control visits
  • Employer Compliance Visits
  • Check of Employer Records
  • National Minimum Wage reviews
  • Interventions
  • Requests for information
  • Capital Gains Tax

Service protection

Fee Protection of up to £100,000 is provided in the event of:

In the event a client suffers an investigation, we will represent you and reclaim any costs incurred in dealing with the Enquiry directly from the insurance company. The practice will be responsible and have the discretion for making claims under our Policy. Clients will be responsible for any fees that we cannot recover from our Insurers.

Business and commercial legal telephone helpline

As an additional benefit of subscribing to the Service, business clients receive unlimited access to a business legal helpline. This is a 24-hour, 365 days a year telephone advice service manned by a highly experienced team of 70 barristers and solicitors. The helpline provides a wide range of companies and organisations with commercial, employment and health and safety advice.

Commercial Advice

There are many areas within a business which, if not handled correctly, can take a substantial amount of resources to resolve. The legal advisors will be at hand to provide you with details of the relevant and current legislation in respect of any guidance you may need on matters including:

   - Intellectual Property
   - Small claims court procedures
   - Business tenancies
   - Debt recovery
   - Dealing with complaint letters (asserting rights)
   - Dealing with statutory demands

Employment Advice

Employment legislation can be a minefield and an incorrect decision could put your business into turmoil. Therefore, the advice line can help to ensure your business remains compliant and proper, fair procedures are followed. You can receive advice on matters including:

    - Recruitment
    - Discrimination
    - Appraisal and disciplinary procedures

Health & Safety Advice

All businesses are required by law to undertake a full health and safety risk assessment of their premises and business procedures. In the event of accidents, businesses could be involved in a civil claim for compensation and there could also be criminal prosecutions resulting in fines and even imprisonment. You may receive advice on:

   - Undertaking health and safety assessments
   - Correct procedures in the workplace
   - Understanding new legislation

Contact Us

Blencowes

15 High Street
Brackley
Northamptonshire
NN13 7DH
Tel: 01280 703461

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