HMRC Compliance Check & Defence Services

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being subject to an IR35 / Off-Payroll enquiry, we will take up your case and enter into technical arguments with HM Revenue and Customs.

How Does IR35 HMRC Defence Work?

This does not include meetings or the cost of presenting your case before the Tax Tribunals. Remember our costs are fixed and we do not charge hourly rates. If you are a Contractor Guardian Plus client this service is free!

Cases are normally worked in three stages as follows:

  • Stage 1 (£1,250 + VAT) – We will review all correspondence, contracts, working practices and HMRC letters and notes of interviews (in cases that have already started).  We will provide recommendations and clearly set out the strengths and weaknesses of your case and what your chances of winning are.
  • Stage 2  (from £2,500 + VAT (depending on complexity)) – We will enter into the technical debate with HMRC usually by correspondence only until agreement is reached.
  • Stage 3 (costs to be agreed at the time) – Tribunal representation.

All of our cases have been won at the end of Stage 2!

An IR35 investigation is a very real possibility whether you work in the private or public sector with HMRC’s processes and teams of compliance officers.  Investigations can be applied retrospectively by up to 4 years, and possibly 6 years in cases where HMRC deem that reasonable care has not been taken.

Be prepared: Why not consider our Contractor Guardian Plus Service where we review every single contract, extension and renewal over a 12 month period building your compliance history and protecting against HMRC penalties?

If you are subject to an investigation, please contact us now and speak to one of our experts, who will gather some preliminary information regarding your case and advise on the next steps.

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