Have you received a letter from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) telling you that it is investigating your tax affairs under Code of Practice 9?
Has HMRC asked you to make a full disclosure of your tax affairs?
Are you being investigated by the Civil Investigation of Fraud (CIF) team?
If your answer to any of the above questions is 'yes' then you need expert advice.
The COP 9 procedure is how HMRC deals with cases of suspected serious fraud. Grant Thornton's award winning tax investigation team has extensive experience of supporting clients through the COP 9 procedure.
We will review your tax position and work with you to complete a report addressing HMRC's areas of concern. We will attend meetings with HMRC on your behalf and will negotiate the question of omitted tax and penalties to ensure you do not pay more than you owe.
The COP 9 procedure can be stressful, intrusive and prolonged. We will help make the process as quick and pain free as possible so you can complete your disclosure and move on. We have a strong track record of resolving prolonged disputes with HMRC's Special Investigations and Civil Investigation of Fraud teams.
It does not matter where you are in the process, we can provide a fresh approach and a much needed solution.
From 31 January 2012, HMRC introduced a new untested system that involves strict time limits and a contract signed by you to say that you will make a full disclosure in order to be granted immunity from prosecution. Read more about HMRC's new Contractual Disclosure Facility.
If you would like a free initial meeting to discuss how Grant Thornton can help you, please contact us on 0845 868 2050.
HMRC website: COP 9 guidance (pdf 100KB).