HMRC ’s ‘affluent compliance team’ is to recruit an extra 100 tax inspectors in its bid to clamp down on wealthy tax avoiders. The unit will target taxpayers earning over £150,000 and with wealth of between £2.5m and £20m, as well as those with wealth in the range £1m to £2.5m.
HMRC has resumed its business records checks and is in the processing of writing to businesses all over the UK advising that they will receive a phone call from HMRC during which they will be asked a number of questions, their answers will be scored and if not satisfactory a HMRC visit will follow, this is something which should be taken seriously and I would recommend speaking to us or your current accountant before making the call. It is possible for the accountant to call on the clients behalf however this automatically reduces your scoring due to the way the system is setup therefore this is perhaps not the best option in most cases.
see recent article below on the subject
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