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Tax Investigations Fee Protection Service

Our Tax Investigations Fee Protection Service ensures our fees are covered, while reducing the stress, disruption, and time involved.

Tax investigations can happen to anyone. Whether you are an individual or in business, you can be randomly chosen by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

HMRC are targeted with closing a £35 billion tax gap – the difference between the tax owed to HMRC and what is actually paid. They know that small businesses and individuals account for over half of this amount and this is where they are focusing their efforts. They open investigations on a random or selective basis to see if a taxpayer, like you or your business, has paid the right amount of tax.

HMRC investigations can be disruptive and intrusive. They can also be a long and costly process, sometimes lasting a year or more.

Whether or not there is any additional tax to pay on completion of the enquiry, there is always a cost associated with handling the investigation and the related arguments presented to HMRC on your behalf as the taxpayer.

We offer a Tax Investigations Fee Protection Service to our clients, which varies in price depending upon circumstances, but for private individuals the cost is generally less than the professional fees for one hour of partner time. If you were to join this, our costs would be met in the event of an investigation, subject to any limits due to the type or nature of the enquiry, helping to shield you from the stress and uncertainty brought about by an HMRC enquiry.

Would you like to know more?

For more information about this service including a service overview flyer, frequently asked questions and a list of inclusions and exclusions visit our Tax Investigations Fee Protection Service hub.

If you would like to find out if you are eligible for this service, please get in touch with your usual Blick Rothenberg contact or alternatively, you can email us at

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