Anyone who sends in a tax return or business accounts to HMRC is at risk of a tax enquiry or inspection. If it happens to you, the questions will be detailed and time consuming to answer. Even if HMRC does not find any extra tax to pay, the costs to defend you could be substantial!

Our normal annual fees do not cover the additional professional costs of handling tax enquiries and compliance checks. However, you can obtain protection against the potentially high costs of such fees by subscribing to our Tax Fee Protection (TFP) service. 

What is it?

Our Tax Fee Protection Service protects against professional fees incurred defending clients when HMRC checks whether a client has paid the correct amount of tax.

The costs of defence in most reviews carried out by HMRC under the tax legislation are covered, including full and aspect tax enquiries, VAT and PAYE/NIC compliance checks and business records reviews.

What does it cover?

This service includes professional fees for defending clients in the following HMRC tax enquiries, compliance checks or inspections:

  • Corporation Tax and Income Tax full or aspect enquiries
  • PAYE/NIC compliance checks
  • IR35/Employment Status/CIS enquiries and disputes
  • VAT compliance checks
  • Business record checks, inspections and interventions under HMRC's Information & Inspection Powers at Schedule 36 FA 2008
  • Inheritance tax / Probate return enquiries
  • Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax Enquiries
  • National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage enquiries
  • Child tax credit enquiries
  • Student Loan enquiries
  • Gift Aid enquiries
  • Companies House confirmation statement enquiries
  • Enquiries into Scottish taxes

An additional benefit of subscribing to this service is complementary telephone access to employment, health & safety and general legal advisors, including support for employers with any adjustments made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Summary of Service gives more detail of what is included within the service and can be downloaded via the link below. 

Summary of Service

How much does it cost?

Please contact the team to obtain a quote for fee protection insurance.

How to sign up?

We have made it easy to subscribe to our Tax Fee Protection service. Just contact us on the numbers below to make payment over the telephone using your debit or credit card.  

Coventry office - (024) 7671 5111
Nuneaton office - (024) 7631 4404
Hinckley office - (01455) 637291


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Muhammed Shabbir

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024 7671 5111

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