At Independent Tax we now seen a number of clients who participated in Montpelier Tax Consultants’ investments – particularly the Pendulum and Alpha-Beta products – and who are now being investigated by HMRC for “tax fraud” under the Contractual Disclosure Facility.
We believe HMRC’s investigations into the returns of members of these particular investments have been extremely heavy handed. In particular, at least in some cases HMRC may well have misused or abused their Code of Practice 9 process through the making of unsubstantiated and unreasonable allegations of fraudulent tax behaviour by the member under investigation.
The impact of this on the investors concerned can be severe. In such cases, HMRC can be held to account for this maladministration through their complaints process. Not only can this secure any financial redress eventually due, doing this now may well help ensure that HMRC continues any investigation in a fair and proportionate way.
If HMRC might have adversely treated you in this way, Independent Tax are now working with the former Head of HMRC’s Adjudicator’s Office who specialises in advising on HMRC maladministration and complaints. We are in a position to advise you on how to make the best use of HMRC’s complaints process in your particular circumstances as well as dealing with any investigation in a robust but proportionate way.
How can we help?
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.
To discuss this with us on a non-judgmental, discrete and no cost basis call our helpline 0800 001 6686 or contact us here today.
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