Tax Investigation

Think you’re invisible to HMRC? Think again!

We know the mention of the word tax can be scary at the best of times, but if your business is unfortunate enough to be selected by HMRC to undergo a tax investigation it can be positively spine-chilling.

Enquiries can come in many assortments – an aspect enquiry, a full enquiry, a discovery enquiry, and a fraud investigation are good examples of a few. Each one requires a slightly different approach or action, but in all cases you will need to disclose sensitive information regarding your financial affairs.

Here at Mitchells we have a team of vastly experienced Chartered Tax Advisers who can act on your behalf, delivering professional representation to help guide you through this difficult time.

What do I do if I receive a tax enquiry notification?

The most important thing to do if you receive a tax enquiry notification is to act promptly and seek out professional advice or assistance. There are strict deadlines that need to be followed in providing information to HMRC and significant penalties can result from none compliance.

Protection from associated costs

Many businesses choose our Premier Protection Client Service which for a small annual fee covers associated costs. Find out more about the service in the Service Summary here.

Speak to an expert…








Liz Fisher

Tax & Employer Solutions Manager

major changes in tax law initiated by HMRC since 2010

(£ Billion) additional tax collected by HMRC following investigations into individual self assessments.


increase in tax collected from investigations into individual self assessments between 2015/16 - 2016/17

So what does the service offer, and what are the benefits?


We can help you to understand the whole enquiry process and what it entails.

Efficiency & progress.

From start to finish we will manage your enquiry quickly and efficiently.

Promote good intent.

In our dealings with HMRC we will always promote your intent to comply and demonstrate this throughout the whole process.


If needed we have the professional expertise to represent you at a tax tribunal or recommend specialist legal advice if this is deemed needed.

Relieving the pressure.

We relieve the pressure of the whole process by acting as a intermediary between you and HMRC.


All your information will be disclosed to HMRC with upmost discretion and sensitivity.


Our aim is to always negotiate the most fair and favourable settlement on your behalf. We can help with disputes into VAT, employer compliance (PAYE, P11D and NIC) and IR35.

Tax Investigation

How can we help you?

 t: +44 (0)1246 274121