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by John Cassidy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Investigations into years outside an enquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 5707

Re: Investigations into years outside an enquiry

The issue of discovery can be complex. In terms of asking questions, HMRC can do this if they have a suspicion of discovery, see para 21, schedule 36 FA 2008. If HMRC has an actual discovery they can raise assessments for past years. Time limits and the taxpayer's behaviour (eg careless/deliberate) ...
by John Cassidy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Cop 8 investigations
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

Re: Cop 8 investigations

COP 8 is not likely to be fishing; it is serious as the letter (and presumably booklet received at the same time) indicate. You need to get proper specialist help with this.
by John Cassidy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Private bank statements
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Private bank statements

Ignore my first reply, misread the question
by John Cassidy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Private bank statements
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Private bank statements

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by John Cassidy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Private bank statements
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Private bank statements

The last reply is correct but HMRC can also ask informally for the documents at first and then decide whether to go for the formal notice if the documents are not volunteered. They will suggest that not volunteering the data could mean penalties (if any) are increased but you should stand firm on t...
by John Cassidy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Private bank statements
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Private bank statements

The last reply is correct but HMRC can also ask informally for the documents at first and then decide whether to go for the formal notice if the documents are not volunteered. They will suggest that not volunteering the data could mean penalties (if any) are increased but you should stand firm on th...
by John Cassidy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Private bank statements
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Private bank statements

The last reply is not quite correct. HMRC do not need your husband's (or the tribunal's) agreement to issue a statutory notice, they can simply issue the notice, or they can ask informally for the documents at first and then decide whether to issue the formal notice if the documents are not voluntee...
by John Cassidy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Tax Investigations and Enquiries
Topic: Discovery assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 2061

Re: Discovery assessment

In this situation an adviser would need to review carefully all the correspondence and assessments to date. Discovery and Code 9 are complex areas not really capable of simple answers on a forum such as this. Code 9 is a Government body accusing you of fraud and the whole situation needs to be handl...

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