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We specialise in assisting taxpayers with:

  • Code of Practice 9 (COP9) enquiries and disclosures into suspected serious tax fraud/tax evasion using the Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF).
  • Code of Practice 8 (COP8) enquiries (without tax fraud e.g. complex tax arrangements).
  • Voluntary disclosures of unpaid tax to HMRC including undeclared rental income, capital gains or offshore income.
  • Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)
  • Digital Disclosure Service (DDS)
  • ex Christopher Lunn and Company (CLAC) enquiries
  • HMRC Campaigns e.g. the Let Property Campaign, the Second Incomes Campaign and Credit Card Sales Campaign. Previous campaigns are listed below*
  • Undeclared income and gains in offshore bank accounts and trusts.
  • Special relief claims.
  • Excessive HMRC tax assessments.
  • Negotiating tax penalties – eg from the deliberate to careless categories of behaviour.
  • HMRC’s information and inspection powers eg for unannounced visits.
  • Compliance checks.
  • Aspect enquiries into specific items your tax return eg Private Residence Relief (PRR)
  • PAYE/NIC  employment tax enquiries.
  • VAT enquiries.
  • Appealing HMRC decisions
  • HMRC internal reviews.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
  • Settlement of “tax avoidance schemes” such as Employee Benefit Trusts.

*Previous campaigns have included the New Disclosure Opportunity, Tax Health Plan, Plumbers Tax Safe Plan, e-market places campaign, Electricians Tax Safe Plan, Tax Return Initiative, Direct Selling Campaign, Home Improvement Sweep Up, Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, UK-Swiss deal, Crown Dependency Disclosure Facilities, UK-Swiss Deal.

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.