Award Winning Tax Accountants

Learn more about HMRC Compliance Checks

We're here to help you!

Request a Callback

Ensuring full compliance with the UK’s tax regulations can be complex and time-consuming. When HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) initiate a compliance check, it’s crucial to approach the situation correctly to avoid penalties and ensure a smooth process. We’re here to guide you through this process, offering expert assistance at every stage of an HMRC compliance check.

About HMRC Compliance Checks

HMRC conducts compliance checks to ensure that taxpayers are complying with tax laws and have paid the correct amount of tax. These checks may cover various taxes including income tax, corporation tax, VAT, and more. A compliance check may be initiated if HMRC suspects errors in your tax returns or as part of their routine checks. Regardless of the reason, facing a compliance check can be daunting, and understanding the process can help alleviate some of this stress.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services to help you navigate an HMRC compliance check. These include:

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with an initial consultation where we take time to understand your specific situation and any areas of concern. We will explain what a compliance check entails and strategise the best way forward.

HMRC Liaison and Representation

We will represent you in all communications and negotiations with HMRC, ensuring that you are fully supported throughout the compliance check. Our experts will handle all correspondence, respond to HMRC’s enquiries promptly and accurately, and ensure that your rights are protected at all times.

Record Review and Verification

A crucial part of the compliance check involves a thorough review and verification of your financial records. We will help you gather and organise all necessary documents, cross-check all data for accuracy, and prepare for HMRC’s review. This proactive approach can help avoid complications and delays in the process.

Advice and Support

From the start to the conclusion of the compliance check, we provide expert advice and support. We will keep you updated about the progress of the check, explain any potential implications, and help you understand your obligations. If HMRC identifies any discrepancies or issues, we will advise you on the best course of action to resolve them.

Frequently Asked HMRC Compliance Check Questions

  • What triggers an HMRC compliance check?

    Compliance checks can be triggered by various factors, including late or inconsistent tax returns, sudden changes in income or expenses, tax returns that differ significantly from others in your sector, or simply random selection by HMRC. It is also possible that HMRC may have received information from third parties that could have led to a compliance check.

  • What happens during an HMRC compliance check?

    During a compliance check, HMRC will review your tax affairs to ensure you have paid the correct amount of tax. This may involve HMRC asking for additional information or documentation to support the figures you have submitted. This process can cover various taxes, including income tax, corporation tax, and VAT, among others.

  • How can I prepare for an HMRC compliance check?

    If you’re facing a compliance check, it’s important to gather all relevant records, documents, and information that HMRC may request. This could include financial statements, bank statements, payroll records, and any other relevant financial documentation. It’s also crucial to seek professional advice. Our team can guide you through the process, liaise with HMRC on your behalf, and ensure that all communications and responses align with HMRC requirements.

Why Use Tax Guard Accountants to protect your money

  • Award winning services

  • 8000 plus satisfied clients

  • 100+ years combined industry experience

  • 30+ Countries covered

  • Fixed Fee Service

  • Tax efficiency focused

We've worked with over
8,000 satisfied customers
across the world.

  • Excellent service, couldn't be happier. I’m so glad I changed accountant, it has saved me much more than just the difference in fee. The whole team have been great to work with, I have complete faith and trust they’re working for my benefit.

    Emma Crawford

  • Have had a great experience here. The team have helped me all the way with setting up of a Company, Payroll, Tax returns and general advice.

    Always a speedy friendly response, no matter the query or issue.

    Lee Simpson

  • We have found Tax Guard Accountants to be great to work with, especially Jonathon who has been very helpful, patient and given us lots of great advice and help.

    I would recommend Kane's to any business looking for an accountant.

    T Cole & Son

We're rated on
Request a Callback

View our latest news & insights

7 August 2023
Understanding the Let Property Campaign The Let Property Campaign, offered by HMRC, provides an avenue for individuals t...
Understanding the Let Property Campaign The Let Property Campaign, offered by HMRC, provides an avenue for individuals to bring their tax affairs up to date and ensure compliance w...

Get in Touch

If you have an enquiry, please submit an online enquiry below or call us and our Client Services team will be happy to assist you.

Request a Callback

Submit your details and one of our experts will get back to you ASAP.

    Belfast Office

    Titanic Suites, 55-59 Adelaide Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 8FE

    Get Directions

    Liverpool Office

    18 Faraday Road, Liverpool, England, L13 1EH

    Get Directions

    Carrickfergus Office

    2 Market Place, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT38 7AW

    Get Directions