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What is a Tax Investigation?
When HMRC make enquiries into your tax affairs
Many tax investigations are random. Unusual fluctuations, undisclosed accounts and random spending can also prompt an enquiry into individuals and companies.
The tax man has the power to inspect business documents and assets at your premises, ask for documents and information, make unannounced inspections and go back up to six years to investigate matters.
Disruptive, intrusive and expensive - when HMRC investigates it can drag on for a year or more, creating mounting costs and rocketing stress levels.
You could be on HMRC's radar…
HMRC has revealed that in the year to April 2019, it brought in a record total of £627.9 billion up 3.6% (£22.1 billion) on the previous year.
Powerful new software can trace even the smallest discrepancy in spending or earnings, prompting an investigation into individuals and businesses.