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HMRC Voluntary Disclosure

The path to rectifying errors or omissions in your tax affairs can be challenging and confusing. We understand that taking the initiative to disclose these inaccuracies voluntarily through HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Voluntary Disclosure procedure can be stressful. With our wealth of experience and knowledge, we aim to guide you through each step of the disclosure process, providing you peace of mind and ensuring the most favourable outcome.

About HMRC Voluntary Disclosure

The HMRC Voluntary Disclosure procedure allows individuals and businesses to correct errors or omissions in their tax affairs willingly. This proactive approach is considered favourably by HMRC and can lead to reduced penalties compared to those imposed if discrepancies are discovered during an investigation.

Voluntary disclosure might be appropriate if you have undeclared income, have not registered for VAT when required, have claimed expenses that are not strictly business-related, or if you discover an error in a tax return already submitted. However, it is crucial to understand the implications, responsibilities, and potential consequences of voluntary disclosure to HMRC.

Our Services

We offer an all-inclusive range of services to assist you during the voluntary disclosure process. These include:

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with a comprehensive, confidential consultation. This discussion allows us to grasp your unique circumstances and the specifics of your case. We will detail the implications of HMRC’s voluntary disclosure, clarify the process, and answer any questions. Based on this understanding, we will then strategise the most effective course of action for your disclosure.

Assessment and Advice

We will conduct a thorough review of your tax affairs, identifying areas of concern and providing advice on what needs to be disclosed. This analysis involves identifying the tax risks, the potential additional tax due, the likely penalties, and the best method of disclosure.

Disclosure Preparation

A key element of voluntary disclosure is the preparation and submission of a comprehensive and accurate disclosure report to HMRC. This report forms the foundation of your case. Our team will assist you in collating the necessary information, carefully reviewing your tax records, and identifying any areas requiring correction. We will guide you in creating a detailed, precise report to ensure full compliance with HMRC.

Negotiation and Settlement

Once the disclosure report is submitted, there may be negotiations with HMRC regarding the additional tax due and any penalties. This phase can be intricate, requiring a thorough understanding of tax laws and negotiation tactics. We will work diligently to achieve a settlement that fairly represents your situation, focusing on minimising potential penalties and liabilities.

Frequently Asked HMRC Voluntary Tax Disclosure Questions

  • What is HMRC Voluntary Disclosure?

    HMRC Voluntary Disclosure is a process that allows taxpayers to inform HMRC about any errors or omissions in their tax affairs. If you’ve underpaid or underreported your tax due to a mistake or misunderstanding, voluntary disclosure is a way to rectify this and potentially reduce penalties. This might include instances where you have not declared income, have not registered for VAT when necessary, or have claimed non-business related expenses.

  • What are the benefits of HMRC Voluntary Disclosure?

    The key benefit of HMRC Voluntary Disclosure is that it may lead to reduced penalties compared to those imposed if HMRC discovers the discrepancy themselves during an investigation. It’s also a way to bring your tax affairs up to date and compliant, providing you with peace of mind. Remember, it’s generally viewed more favourably by HMRC when you take the initiative to correct errors or omissions voluntarily.

  • How can your services assist me with HMRC Voluntary Disclosure?

    We provide comprehensive services to guide you through the entire voluntary disclosure process. This includes an initial consultation to understand your unique situation, thorough assessment of your tax affairs, expert advice on what needs to be disclosed, assistance in preparing an accurate disclosure report, and support during any negotiations with HMRC. Our aim is to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible for you, while also striving to minimise potential liabilities and achieve the best possible outcome.

Why Use Tax Guard Accountants to protect your money

  • Expertise

    Our team of seasoned professionals have navigated numerous voluntary disclosure cases, providing insight and guidance throughout the process.
  • Experience

    We have successfully managed complex voluntary disclosures and negotiations, achieving beneficial outcomes for our clients.
  • Dedicated Support

    We understand the pressure and uncertainty associated with voluntary disclosure. Our committed team will back you at every step, ensuring transparent communication and providing peace of mind.
  • Confidentiality

    We respect your privacy. All your information will be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of your case.

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