Tax enquiries & disputes

A dispute with a tax authority can be costly and time-consuming.

Tax enquiries & disputes

Overview

Our commercial, practical and strategic advice means that we can ease that burden.

Tax authorities have become increasingly more assertive in pursuing taxpayers and challenging their tax affairs. Involving our tax team at an early stage can prevent an initial enquiry spiralling into something bigger. 

We encourage clients to be proactive in the area of tax reputation and reduce the risk of adverse publicity or successful tax authority challenges. This can be achieved in a number of ways: advice at the implementation phase, on both tax risk and reputational aspects; preparing the business for HMRC or press challenges; and training and policies for staff and stakeholders.

Most tax disputes do not result in litigation. There are many cases that we have been able to resolve through discussions with tax authorities, mediation or more formal alternative dispute resolution.

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