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Personal Tax investigation

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Postby SERVICE » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:11 am

My Company has just had a tax inspection for the year which went very smoothly and was completed within a couple of days. They were happy with the return and no penalty is being issued.

However, within the letter detailing the above I have been informed that they now wish to do a personal inspection for the same year in question.

Surely the inland Revenue have to justify such an investigation and if they can not then is there a way in which I can appeal? Are the inland revenue not accountable to anyone?

Thanks in advance for any advice given.
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Postby » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:50 am

I assume that by personal inspection you mean personal enquiry.If such an enquiry is now under way then if the individual is a director and or shareholder of the company then maybe the IR were not as happy with the company enquiry as you believe they were.The IR do not have to give a reason for the commencement of an enquiry and at this stage I do not believe the issue is accountability.
If the enquiry has been opened in a formal manner there are routes you may wish to consider.But I would suggest you seek specialist advice.
If you wish to discuss please call me on 0161 767 1291 or email on
Alan McCann CTA ATT
Director of Taxation
DTE Business Advisory Services Limited

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