Tax enquiries

Tax enquiries

For most people, tax enquiries/investigations are a daunting and stressful experience.

Whether you have been approached for a record check, compliance visit, intervention disclosure, or an enquiry/investigation by any other name, our specialist tax team can help.

As we have a wealth of experience in negotiating and dealing with HMRC on tax enquiries/investigations, we are particularly well placed to get to the bottom of any issues as quickly and tax-efficiently as possible.

Our tax specialists will deal with HMRC on your behalf, with minimal disruption to you, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best: managing and growing your business.

We can advise, represent and defend your interests and if any tax, interest or penalties are due, we will liaise with HMRC to negotiate the lowest settlement terms.

We can also help with

In addition to income, corporation, capital gains, VAT and inheritance tax, our tax specialist have significant experience in managing investigations and enquiries in regards employment engagements and IR35 enquiries.

Managing employment disputes

In many cases, determining the correct employment status of a person who works for your business  (ie. is it employment or self-employment) is not a straightforward process and there are many factors that need to be considered.

At Hawsons we look at the engagement of each worker and, accordingly, help you to mitigate the risk of a challenge by HMRC. We can also help you if you have been challenged by HMRC in regards to employee engagement, potentially reducing the amount you would have to pay back.

IR35 enquiries

All contractors who are operating through a limited company and paying themselves in dividends are at risk of an IR35 enquiry. Our tax team can help advise on whether IR35 legislation is relevant to your specific engagements and, if so, review all current contracts to see whether they are compliant within the scope of the legislation.

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

Free initial meeting

Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster

David Cairns

Tax Partner, Northampton