Tax Investigation Service

No-one likes tax but it is a necessary evil. We know it can be scary at the best of times and even worse if you are one of the businesses that HMRC chooses to subject to a tax investigation.

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That’s why we offer our Tax Investigation Service which, for a small fee, will cover all of the associated expenses that are incurred during a tax investigation.

Mitchells will act on your behalf as your professional advisers and representation, not only will we deal with the tax authorities on your behalf, but we action all correspondence AND meetings with the inspector AND negotiate the best possible result for you.


HMRC’s number one objective is to ‘maximise revenues due’

The UK’s 5 million plus SMEs can expect to be the target of investigations over the coming year as HMRC looks to reduce the tax gap and deliver £27bn of enquiry generated money into the Chancellor’s coffers.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are blamed for over half of the UK’s tax gap, partly, HMRC believes by failing to take reasonable care to ensure their accounts are accurate.

Unfortunately we can’t stop you from being selected for an enquiry, but our Tax Investigation Service can help to protect your best interests and eliminate any unwanted and unexpected costs.

The annual subscription to our Tax Investigation Service covers but is not limited to:

  • Tax return enquiries
  • Disputes into VAT, employer compliance (PAYE, P11D and NIC) and IR35
  • HMRC’s VAT control visits, check of employer records, NMW reviews and other requests for information

Find out more about about the service in the Service Summary here.

Business Legal Helpline

FREE Business Legal Helpline

In addition by subscribing to the service, you will receive 24/7 access to an expert FREE Business Legal Helpline providing access to a team of qualified solicitors and barristers, covering Employment Law, Health & Safety and Commercial matters.

The law changes constantly and our helpline ensures that you have the right support from a qualified team of experts when you need it most.



How much will it cost me?

You can download a subscription form for the service here but see the full break down of the costs for this valuable annual subscription below.

Client Type Business & Aspect Cover inc VAT Combined Business, Personal & Aspect Cover inc VAT
Sole Traders £156.00 £156.00
Partnerships up to 2 Partners £162.00 £204.00
Partnerships 3 to 5 Partners £162.00 £264.00
Limited Companies
Turnover below £250k £246.00 £288.00
Turnover £250k to £1m £282.00 £360.00
Turnover £1m to £2m £324.00 £420.00
Turnover above £2m £408.00 £552.00

The above prices include 20% VAT which is reclaimable if you are VAT registered.


The deadline in order for this cover to begin on the 1 May 2017 is Friday, 21 April 2017, however cover can be taken out at any point in the year.

If you have any queries regarding our Tax Investigation Service please contact Kathryn Booker here or download the subscription form here.