tax investigation
15 years’ Experienced team
tax investigation
We take control
tax investigation
On your side

Navigating HMRC Tax Investigations: How We Can Help You

VAT Fraud Investigation

Navigating HMRC Tax Investigations: How We Can Help You

Individuals and companies in the UK may come under HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) scrutiny due to the constantly changing landscape of tax legislation and compliance. Tax investigations can be difficult and complicated, and may range from standard checks to in-depth enquiries. Our knowledgeable tax advisory and accounting services can help you navigate these complexities of HMRC tax investigations.

Let’s take a closer look at the types of HMRC tax investigations you may encounter:


Random Tax Investigations:

Occasionally, HMRC may choose taxpayers for arbitrary enquiries. They do this as a part of their efforts to keep the tax system neutral and fair. If you are selected for a random tax investigation, it doesn't always necessarily mean that you did something wrong; it's just a standard check.


Single Aspect Tax Investigations:

During an aspect examination, HMRC concentrates its attention on a single element of your tax return, such as your taxable income, expenses, or capital gains from assets. These types of investigations are often used by HMRC when there are suspicions of imbalance in particular areas, especially when compared to previous years.


Comprehensive Tax Investigations:

A comprehensive or full tax enquiry like Cop9. involves a review of all your financial documents and tax affairs. A full tax investigation is often triggered by a suspicion of major tax fraud or evasion. In such cases, HMRC will examine every facet of your financial history, including your revenue, expenses, and assets, by conducting a thorough enquiry.


How We Can Protect and Guide You:

At MS Taxes, we are aware of how difficult it may be to deal with an HMRC tax enquiry. We are dedicated to serving as your reliable partner throughout the procedure. 

We keep up with the most recent updates to make sure you get accurate and current guidance. For every type of tax investigation, we will provide you with personalised solutions that successfully address your problems, with bespoke services to your particular case. Our goal is to respond to investigations quickly and effectively while striving for a favourable outcome.

An HMRC tax investigation does not have to be intimidating. In MS Taxes, you have a dependable partner on your side, with the skills and experience required to manage the difficulties of tax compliance in the UK. Allow us to be your protector and guide, ensuring that your interests are protected when dealing with any tax-related issues.


What Tim of MS Taxes Says –

Our director Tim Hammond says, you can handle a tax investigation with your current accountant, but if they were the cause of getting you into trouble in the first place, are they the best people to get you out of it? Forget about what they know about you and your business (I know this is why some people stay with the current accountant); it is not in their interests to get you into more trouble. By using a tax investigation expert, they know how HMRC works, take away the headache, and can get the case resolved quickly.

Any more errors at this stage, and the fines will increase. Fines are a percentage of the unpaid tax and are based on how helpful and honest your dealings with HMRC have been. It also helps to show you have changed accountants, business accounting practices, etc.

If you need any advice, please contact the office on 0333 577 6909 and arrange a meeting with one of the team members.


Contact Our Team

Get in touch with us for confidential and no-obligation tax advice.

Call us on:
0333 577 6909

Email us at:

What to expect from our team...

  • HMRCPenalty Appeals & Tax Hearings

  • HMRC Tax Investigations

  • VAT Specialist Advice & Investigation

  • Contractual Disclosures

  • Offshore Disclosures

  • Voluntary Disclosures

Here to help, not to judge
Tax Specialist


Partner Nicola has a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of Indirect Tax Investigations (VAT).
Nicola has been VAT Inspector for over 20 years at HM Customs now HM Revenue & Customs. She was a Higher Officer for more than 10 years.
Her duties included carrying out vat inspections of all types and size of businesses dealing with technical issues to detecting evasion. Nicola recently joined MS Taxes as head of Indirect Tax Investigation.

Contact Tofail Rahman on:

Tax Investigation Specialist
Tofail,Founding Partner and Tax Investigation Specialist


Founding Partner

Tofail is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience in accountancy and taxation.
He has worked alongside a former Inspector of Taxes gaining invaluable insights of inner HMRC workings, which he utilises to support clients through tax challenges and steer clear from possible investigations.
Contact Tofail Rahman on:

Tax Specialist
Tim,Founding Partner


Founding Partner

Tim has a wealth of experience dealing with all types of International Payroll Tax and IR35 Tax Investigations.
Tim has worked within Financial Services and Accounting since 2001 including working with HMRC on VAT investigations.
He is a specialist in International Taxation Experience, International PEO Employment Solutions as well as in providing solutions for contractors and limited companies.

Contact Tofail Rahman on:

Worldwide Disclosure Expert



Andrew began his career in HM Customs & Excise and subsequently moved to HMRC (then called the Inland Revenue) on appointment as one of HM Inspector of Taxes.
completing his training he was sent as District Inspector in charge of West Midlands and was soon transferred to Head Office as a fraud investigator in Enquiry Branch (now Fraud Investigation Services) where he spent eight years conducting Code of Practice 9 investigations on a wide variety of individuals, partnerships and companies.

Contact Tofail Rahman on: