Tax Risk Management

17th June 2014

Insure against the risk of a ‘challenge’ from HMRC.
Recent figures published by H M Revenue & Customs confirm that the government’s drive to close the “tax gap” yielded a record £23.9 billion of additional tax in 2013/14, an increase of £3.2 billion on the previous year and £9 billion more than three years ago. The government is now aiming for £24.5 billion of extra tax in 2014/15 and £26.3 billion in the following year.

Whilst some of this extra revenue is generated from well-publicised tax avoidance schemes, organised crime and large businesses there is no doubt that there has been a significant increase in the  number of enquiries into the self-employed, family businesses, professionals, buy-to-let investors and capital gains tax cases.

Our fee protection insurance scheme, provided through Professional Fee Protection, provides comprehensive cover to protect clients from the costs of handling HMRC enquiries, from specific queries about a particular aspect of a tax return through to in-depth investigations and reviews of accounting, VAT and payroll records.

Clients can join at any time during the scheme year and premiums have remained unchanged for the third year in succession, representing excellent value.

For more information contact Jill Holt at our Bury St Edmunds office.



 
Other items in Blogs
 
Ian Piper
15th April 2021 2021 SME Growth: Revenge Spending?

As we pass the Covid-19’s first anniversary of its impact on our area’s economy, accounts of local SME’s are now starting to show part of the damage they have experienced through the lock-downs and associated restrictive measures. Thankfully, through Government financial help and the nimble footwork of businesses adapting to survive, the overall effect upon…

Read More »

Jaimie King
15th April 2021 Life after CBILS: The Recovery Loan Scheme

The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme closed on 31st March to new applicants. Thankfully, the government has put in place further support for businesses, to follow this.   The Recovery Loan Scheme – Government backed loans, 3 months – up to 6 years depending on the product – Up to £10m, no cap on…

Read More »

Vanessa Pearson
26th March 2021 6 April: A Guide to Off-Payroll Working Tax Rules

The proposed new rules apply regarding who determines IR35 status for freelancers hired by medium and large companies are imminent. Our Brief Guide will help find out how this affects you and what you can do: A Brief Guide to Off-Payroll Working Blog entry by: Vanessa Pearson

Read More »

Ben Kilby
25th March 2021 I hear a rumour…

I hear a rumour that Lloyds Agricultural banking team based in Edinburgh has been disbanded and merged within other teams around the country. Although some within the new regional teams may have some knowledge of agriculture it has been suggested that customers felt that this was not important. It seems that the agricultural specialism within…

Read More »

Fiona Mann
24th March 2021 Making Tax Digital – the next steps

Our MTD Group have produced Issue 5 of their newsletter giving details of Making Tax Digital (MTD) as it continues.   So if you are unsure of what to do next, our newsletter has information and advice how to proceed.  Don’t delay however as penalties will be introduced if submission deadlines are missed.   W&P_MTD5…

Read More »

Amanda Newman
18th March 2021 Holding residential lettings in a company

There has been an ongoing debate since the government started to reduce tax relief available on mortgage interest that having property in a company could be more beneficial.   In order to transfer the property from personal ownership there could be a CGT charge depending on the difference in value from when you bought it…

Read More »