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We act for the following taxpayers, who are being investigated by HMRC or who wish to make a voluntary disclosure of unpaid tax to HMRC:

• Directors • Charities • Partnerships • Sole traders • Trusts
• Trustees • Executors • Partners • Expatriates  • Non UK doms
• Employees • Employers • Pensioners • Companies  • Public / Government Bodies

We also offer advice to, and work in conjunction with, tax advisers, accountants and lawyers whose workload or field of expertise make it difficult for them to comfortably deal with their client’s tax investigation or disclosure. This might be where the allegations are very serious, HMRC are being difficult, the tax at stake or penalty is large, or the issues are very complicated and contentious. Some investigations have very serious implications if not handled correctly.

If necessary, we are able to work on the lawyer’s premises and on the lawyer’s computers to retain Legal Privilege for instance where there is an additional criminal investigation such as insider dealing.

We are tax investigation experts. We do not do annual tax returns or handle criminal investigations. However, we a wide range of contacts in these areas and we will ensure that those being criminally investigated have access to the best possible legal representation.

We have a long history of successfully handling tax investigations and negotiating deals with HMRC. We have worked within HMRC and have an excellent understanding of their investigation and negotiation techniques as well as tax laws, practice, HMRC manuals, taxpayer’s rights, HMRC’s charter and tax case law.

For a no obligation, confidential discussion please feel free to contact either of the partners. Please seeContact Us

Watt Busfield Tax Investigations LLP are supervised by the CIOT for the purposes of Anti-Money Laundering legislation and covered by the CCAB’s Privilege Reporting Exemption.