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Beware: Penalties Could Go UP, Not Down!
19/10/2020, by Mark McLaughlin CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP, Tax Articles - Tax Investigations & Enquiries

Mark McLaughlin warns that appeals against some penalties from HMRC could have unexpected and unwelcome outcomes. Introduction Penalties can be imposed by HM Revenue ... Continue Reading

Information Notices: ‘Fishing’ Allowed?
06/10/2020, by Mark McLaughlin CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP, Tax Articles - Tax Investigations & Enquiries

Mark McLaughlin highlights a case in which HM Revenue and Customs was not given its own way when requesting information to check a taxpayer’s tax position. Introduction Taxpayers, ... Continue Reading

No Suspicion Needed!
07/08/2020, by Mark McLaughlin CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP, Tax Articles - Tax Investigations & Enquiries

Mark McLaughlin points out that HMRC’s power to request information or documents may be wider than some taxpayers appreciate. Introduction Where a taxpayer ... Continue Reading

The Disappointment of Winning
01/11/2019, by Tony Monger, Tax Articles - Tax Investigations & Enquiries

HMRC's overbearing predilection for treating taxpayer mistakes as deliberate is common knowledge amongst the profession. Tony Monger, Director of Tax Investigations ... Continue Reading

Enquiry Notices - Dates Matter
12/02/2019, by BKL, Tax Articles - Tax Investigations & Enquiries

BKL's David Whiscombe explains why dates of issue and delivery of enquiry notices are important.   HMRC have an unfettered right to enquire into any tax return ... Continue Reading

ICPA Chairman Tony Margaritelli discusses 3 topics centred around October, including: 1. HMRC Furlough Fraud & Fighting For Your Clients, 2. Think About Yourself, 3. Are You a HMRC Customer.