Newth Talks Tax: HMRC investigation

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Peter Coskin raised an interesting and important query in his posting of 17 January 2008. He had completed a VAT investigation for a client and submitted a disclosure report to HMRC. The client paid all but about 1,800 of Peter's fee. However, the client is being sued for the remainder of the fee, and this is taking time to go through the courts.

Peter still had all of the original client records, plus the workings for the calculations needed for the report, including the total amount of VAT under-declared. The (now ex) client was not communicating with either Peter or HMRC.

Peter later disclosed that he had been served with a precursor notice requesting working papers under section 20(3), TMA 1970. He was therefore obliged to hand over his working papers, which he intended...

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16th May 2009 23:59

for this word read complaint and get the inspector suitably chastised

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