Tax investigation and fee protection

Increasingly, business owners and individuals find themselves subject to tax enquiries and tax investigations by HMRC. These often random checks are growing in frequency and cost, lasting months or even years.

Our experienced tax investigation team have been helping clients in Devizes, Marlborough, Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett, Pewsey, Hungerford and in many other parts of Wiltshire and Berkshire to manage their tax affairs for many years. We recommend our tax investigation service and fee protection scheme to all of our clients, as it can shield you from potentially costly fees, should you face an HMRC investigation.

A comprehensive tax investigation service in Wiltshire

HMRC can open a tax investigation without giving you a reason. You may find yourself facing a ‘full’ or ‘aspect’ tax investigation: aspect tax investigations only involve the inspection of certain elements of your accounts or tax returns, and these are becoming ever more common, sometimes triggering full enquiries.

An investigation could be random, or it could be triggered by factors such as frequent errors on your tax returns or a pattern of unprofitability. Whatever the reason, the responsibility falls to you rather than HMRC to prove you are providing accurate financial information.

Our specialists have years of experience in handling tax enquiries and can manage HMRC investigations on your behalf, using their in-depth knowledge of the process to ensure any responses made to HMRC provide you with the best possible defence.

Our fee protection scheme

The team are here to minimise the stress caused by a tax investigation, handling everything on your behalf, saving you time, energy, and money.

A tax enquiry could be short-term, but, in some cases, it could go on for years. For a small fee paid annually, you can give yourself peace of mind that you are covered by our fee protection scheme, which covers any fees incurred in the course of us handling an HMRC investigation for you.

Contact us

David Owen is a well-established accountancy firm with offices in Devizes and Marlborough. For more information, please get in touch.

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Michael Buckland Partner - FCA DChA
Andrew Coombes Partner - FCCA
Rachel Atkins
Rachel Atkins Partner - BSc FCA
Julian Pocock Partner - BMedSc FCA CTA
Joe Bunton Partner - ACA

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Choosing the right accountant is an important decision. We understand this and take the time to talk through our approach so you can decide whether we are the right partner for you.

Please contact us for a free, no-obligation initial conversation.


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What our clients say about us

After some quite extraordinary detective work on Hannah’s part to get to the bottom of a tax problem, I am writing to commend her work to you in every regard. She has been incredibly patient, helpful and professional and our business could not be in better hands. She is a credit to your firm.
Mrs Lovell
David Owen helped me set up my business six years ago. They have provided a range of services including preparing company accounts, managing payroll and completing VAT returns. They are reliable, easy to communicate with and are proactive in providing advice and support.
Adam Slater, Banking Industry Management Consultant