Tax Disputes & Investigations (Dispute Resolution)

Tax Disputes & Investigations

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period, during which EU laws continue to apply in the UK, is due to end on 31 December 2020. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement sets out transitional arrangements and negotiations for the future UK/EU relationship are ongoing.

Tax, and specifically the payment of tax, affects every business and individual. However, navigating HMRC and its processes can be complicated. Our team has direct experience of working within HMRC and can help you reach a satisfactory agreement - for you or your business - as well as helping you to build a solid working relationship with HMRC going forward.

In recent years the authorities have become far more aggressive in collecting tax that they believe is payable. However, this aggressive approach is often not warranted and in many cases our specialist team has been able to secure the correct outcome at an early stage. We know that most clients want to settle without going to court and this is always our first step. When this is unavoidable, we are never afraid to litigate. We have experience of taking matters through the whole court system including and up to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Understandably, for many clients the prospect of tax litigation is daunting. We minimise this by helping you prepare and present your cases. Our support runs all the way from initial conversations and advice on strategy and chances of success, through to drafting court documents and conducting cases before the courts. We can also prepare your witnesses to make giving evidence as stress free as possible.

Key Services

  • Customs and Excise duty appeals
  • Corporation Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Employee benefits trusts
  • All areas of VAT litigation
  • PAYE tax planning arrangements
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

We recognise how the corporate, business and personal taxation needs of our clients overlap. For this reason, our tax practice is deliberately broad, with experts in all aspects of corporate M&A and restructuring; real estate; tax disputes and investigations; employment incentives and rewards; VAT; personal tax and cross border issues, for companies, funds and individuals.

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