I have a client who has been chosen for a random PAYE inspection. HMRC are asking for a lot of accounting information such as nominal and general ledgers, lists of suppliers, transaction listings with full reference numbers and the names and addresses of suppliers.
As the inspection is for PAYE, it seems that the request for this info is a bit excessive? I do not see the relevance of asking for names and addresses of suppliers?
I do understand that HMRC like to cast a wide net when carrying out PAYE inspections and like to look for things that haven't gone through Payroll. However, can they ask for anything they like? Is this excessive? I just want an opinion really, so I can work out how to approach this.