Tax Investigations and Enquiries from HMRC

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HMRC Enquiries and Investigations

This online course explores the difficult task of co-operating with HMRC while limiting the disruption, anxiety and uncertainty that an enquiry can cause.

The course will help you to find the best way of resolving the problems with the past while minimising the cost.

HMRC enquiries and investigations are not to be taken lightly. They are an important part of your role as a finance professional, and mistakes can cost both you, your company or your clients, more than just money.

This course looks at how HMRC handle routine enquiries into self-assessment returns, through to full blown investigations into a taxpayer’s affairs.

It outlines current law and practice, and guides participants through HMRC procedures, pinpointing the role and responsibilities of the taxpayer, and their agent.

4 hours of CPD, 120 days access for £75 less 10% discountFinancial Fluency Special Price £67.50
Use promo code FF101 at checkout to receive the Financial Fluency special price


At the end of this online CPD course you will be able to

• Deal with HMRC enquiries and investigations
• Understand HMRC’s powers, the different types of investigations and why an investigation might be opened
• Negotiate a settlement, and mitigate penalty charges
• Be clear about the difference between tax avoidance and evasion
• Understand why HMRC might start a criminal investigation, and the powers and safeguards under which they must operate.

This course is designed to appeal to accounting professionals at all levels in practice and industry looking to better understand tax for their clients or organisation.

Key areas covered

• HMRC Enquiry Powers
• Managing the risk of an enquiry
• Tax Avoidance vs Evasion
• Practical aspects of enquiries, penalities and settlements
• Criminal investigations

Example feedback

Rating: 5 Stars for online course 100% said it met their professional development objectives

“Laid out HMRC investigation procedures.”

“Simple lay out. Easy to follow.”

“Provided a great background to build on existing knowledge.”

“Highlights the necessity for documenting the course of action when dealing with the HMRC.”

“Good summary and questions and useful stratergy for dealing with HMRC enquiry.”

“Focuses HMRC enquiry and clients position in order to respond.”

You can review this course using the questionnaire in the course completion area.

Flexible learning

Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of interactive activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.

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About the Author of HMRC Enquries and Investigations Course

Sarah Laing Tax Update Author

Sarah Laing is a Chartered Tax Adviser. She has been writing professionally since 1998 when she joined CCH Editions as a Senior Technical Editor, contributing to a range of highly regarded publications including the British Tax Reporter. She became Publishing Manager for the tax and accounting portfolio in 2001 and later went on to help run CCH Seminars (including ABG Courses and Conferences).

Sarah originally worked for the Inland Revenue in Newbury and Swindon Tax Offices, before moving out into practice in 1991. She has worked for both small and Big 5 firms, and now works as a freelance author providing technical writing services for the tax and accountancy profession.

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Course Price and Features

4 hours of CPD, 120 days access for £75 less 10% discountFinancial Fluency Special Price £67.50
Use promo code FF101 at checkout to receive the Financial Fluency special price

• This course provides 4 hours of verifiable CPD
• You can access the course unlimited times for 120 days following purchase
• Full price = £75 (plus VAT) less 10% Financial Fluency discount = £67.50 (plus VAT)

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