Tax Fee Protection

Tax Fee Protection Insurance from Dafferns

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We hope that you are never subject to scrutiny by HM Revenue & Customs but recent legislative changes mean it is more important than ever to be protected against any risk.

For a quote or to join please contact Brian Jukes

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Protection from the cost of an HMRC Tax investigation

We advise all our clients to join, or renew membership of the Dafferns Tax Fee protection scheme

Cover for businesses, individuals, companies and their directors

  • Full HMRC tax enquiries
  • Aspect enquiries from HMRC – where they enquire about specific items in your tax return or accounts
  • IR35 status disputes
  • Paye / Nic enquiries / Employer Compliance Visits
  • Vat Inspections

Business Support Helpline, staffed by qualified, experienced specialists on the following topics:

  • Employment
  • Health & Safety
  • Commercial Legal Issues

Why you need protection from HMRC

Our Fee Protection Service (Fee Protect) has been especially created to deal with HMRC’s powers and to protect you against the unexpected costs of an investigation.  If we become involved from the start of any investigation, you are far more likely to escape paying extra tax or penalties. 

The environment surrounding HMRC enquiries has changed considerably and new methods and increased powers mean HMRC are more determined to claw back money from tax payers. 

In 2016/17, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) secured a record £28.9bn of additional revenue through tax enquiries into businesses and individuals. The targets for 2017/18 and 2018/19 are even higher!

In most cases Fee Protect will provide you with the equivalent of up to £100,000 of professional costs per incident resulting from a written HMRC intervention, including Employer Compliance (PAYE, P11D, NIC) and VAT. 

Dafferns still do the work, so you will continue to deal with us, the accountants who know you and therefore be able to work on your case for as long as it takes to resolve the situation, up to our insurance policy limit. 

People just like you are at risk from HMRC

Facts and Fiction
Dafferns is conscientious and will always help manage the risk of a tax investigation, but every taxpayer’s situation is unique and the risk can never be eliminated

Fiction: HMRC only investigate those who avoid tax

Fact: Every tax payer is at potential risk of being chosen for investigation

Fiction: You won’t be investigated if your records are accurate and you pay your taxes on time

Fact: HMRC’s inspectors don’t know your record keeping is accurate and up to date; however perfect your bookkeeping is, you can still be investigated

Fiction: I have a great accountant and simple tax affairs

Fact: Unfortunately, HMRC don’t consider who your accountant is when opening an investigation

Policy terms and conditions

The small print - key information for clients on the Dafferns Insurance policy for 2018/19