Employer Compliance Reviews (ECRs) or PAYE Investigations are the most routinely conducted enquiry operated by HMRC, representing a real risk to any employer incorporated or unincorporated. This investigation focuses purely on PAYE and National Insurance.
It is not uncommon for employers to pay less attention to their payroll, NIC operation and expenses and benefits in kind position as it a complicated but small area of tax and HMRC enforcement. HMRC actively police this area though, concentrating their efforts on:
An ECR usually starts as a “light touch” audit check by HMRC, but caution is needed as HMRC Officers are experts in this area and their routine check is aimed at finding common mistakes so that they can widen their scope into the general accuracy of the employment tax position of the business.
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We have been dealing with HMRC related troubles for over 50 years, having dealt with hundreds of cases both as former HMRC Investigators and assisting and supporting clients in our time in practice. Our clients tell us that they value our extensive knowledge and genuine “hands on” approach to any matter involving HMRC disputes and difficulties.
We operate nationally, or internationally, and are not tied to our desks. We believe in giving a no nonsense level of support with affordable fees and costs. Our pricing structure is affordable, and we will fixed budgets for our engagements avoiding the traditional open-ended, "on the clock" approach of larger firms and our competitors.
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