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VAT Fraud Investigation

Professional Tax Investigation Support

There are many phrases that you may have heard in relation to a tax investigation. The terms ‘enquiry’ and ‘checking the return’ are just two, but whatever term is used, any tax investigation can feel obtrusive. The process can sometimes feel like a demanding challenge to your tax returns and accounts.

What Happens In A HMRC Fraud Investigation?

There is no legal obligation to meet with an inspector, apart from in criminal and Code of Practice 9 (COP9) investigations. As tax investigation specialists, we recommend that no-one meets with HMRC during this time. In the majority of tax investigation situations, HMRC will request either a formal or informal meeting with you.

HMRC will not tell you that there is no legal obligation to attend a meeting. They will try to persuade you into a meeting with them to discuss your tax affairs.

This meeting can sometimes do you more harm than good. With our tax investigation service, we handle the meetings and correspondence for you. In cases of a personal tax investigation, our team will liaise with the HMRC on your behalf.

At MS Taxes, we will not allow HMRC’s inspectors to interview any of our clients. Under no circumstances would any client meet with an HMRC inspector without a Senior Partner of MS Taxes being present to look after our clients’ interests. Our tax investigation advisors act as the buffer between you and the HMRC, ensuring that you are fully advised and supported throughout the investigation.

How Do We Help In An HMRC Tax Investigation?

Our team are experts in professional tax investigation services. We will negotiate on your behalf so that you no longer have any direct contact with HMRC. We will take care of everything for you using our team of skilled tax investigation advisors.

This will enable you to carry on living your life without the added stress of waiting for the next dreaded letter from “the Tax Man” to come through your door

Throughout this tax return investigation, the inspector is likely to ask for additional records and information. We will receive and deal with these requests on your behalf. If HMRC can legally ask for them, then we will then request these from your prospect. We take on the whole process for you, so you have peace of mind that your best interests are being protected during the investigation.

If you are wondering what to do if you have notification of a tax return enquiry, contact us today. Our team will handle the tax investigation process for you. Call MS Taxes on 0333 5776909 or email

Contact Our Team

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

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0333 577 6909

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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