A new client has just come to us to handle a Tax Investigation into his 2010 return. It appears to be a relatively small error capable of being quickly resolved with Local Compliance. The S9A letter was dated 3rd May 2011, which is more than 12 months after the return due date. Can they proceed under this?
Also the client claims to have given all the necessary information to the previous accountant so will they avoid any penalties as they have done " everything reasonable". It is an obvious error in preparation of the return
My natural reaction is negotiation