As with many construction clients, they are now due a VAT refund due to the DRC. HMRC have reviewed the first VAT return which showed a small refund due for a client. All questions were answered and nothing untoward has been found.
The reply from HMRC (in an email) is now that they wish to see four years VAT returns, net sales reconciliations, copy bank statements etc. I am probably clutching at straws here but the email isnt a formal enquiry into those years so are they able to ask for this informatoin in this way? I dont want to be seen to being difficult but I find it very strange in the way they have approached this. It is not as if they are saying, we have found X and therefore we will open an enquiry into earlier years.
Any thoughts would be much appeciated.