It is no secret that HMRC have dramatically increased the amount of investigations they carry out, both for businesses and individuals. The cost of this can run in to thousands and must be paid for by the business or individual being investigated, regardless of the outcome. Every taxpayer that submits a tax return is at risk of investigation, at any time.
At French Duncan we want to help our clients be prepared for every eventuality. Our Fee Protection service will cover you for our fees that result from you or your business being investigated by HMRC (full details are listed in the service summary below). This means that your case will be dealt with by staff at French Duncan who are familiar with your business, and that you are familiar with, backed up by our insurance policy from Professional Fee Protection Ltd.
There is an added advantage for limited companies and partnerships as their directors, partners and spouses are automatically covered in most cases for any personal investigation, as long as we are the acting tax return agent for that individual. A further benefit is access to a dedicated Business Support Helpline, which will enable you to receive advice on queries around employment & personnel, health & safety and commercial legal issues. For more information you can download our Fee Protection brochure.
If you would like to take advantage of our Fee Protection service or simply want to find out more, please contact your dedicated account manager or tax manager.