Protect your business from HMRC PAYE enquiry

Ensure you’re covered against a tax investigation

HMRC regularly carry out PAYE audits to ensure that the employer has met their legal obligations and that the correct forms to collect income tax and national insurance contributions have been filled out and filed on time. At WS Payroll Services, we understand that payroll management is not always straightforward and the PAYE process can be a complex minefield. That is why we are here to ensure you have met all your PAYE legal obligations. 

If you are the subject of a HMRC Payroll enquiry, we understand that it can be a worrying experience. It is important to have the assurance that the matter is being reviewed in the right way and will be resolved as quickly as possible.  

With an average enquiry taking 18 months to conclude, the associated costs can quickly escalate, yet the cost of not defending enquiries to their full extent could be substantially higher. If you cannot afford the defence, you may have to accept HMRC’s demands resulting in a much higher tax bill than anticipated. 

The UK tax gap in 2020/2021 remained steady at 5.1% (£32 billion), meaning that HMRC secured 94.9% of all tax due from businesses and individuals. With HMRC’s continued drive for compliance, the protection provided by a comprehensive tax investigations package is the best approach to ensure you are prepared for a HMRC enquiry or tax investigation.

Who’s most at risk?

HMRC continues to expand its access to data sources including the PAYE system, card payment providers, banks and building societies, land registry, letting agents, mortgage applications, DVLA, foreign data from overseas tax authorities, and the tax evasion hotline to name a few.  They regularly complete random checks, and whether you are a business or an individual, tax investigations can happen to anyone at any time.

A single annual charge can help you rest assured that you are protected against the costs associated with an enquiry. Whether it’s related to PAYE or VAT, a technical challenge, or a detailed books & records enquiry, the WS Payroll Services tax investigations package is strongly recommended to all clients and designed to get you the best result possible.

Legal support on demand with Law Hub

When you subscribe to the tax investigations package with WS Payroll Services, you’ll also have access to a team of qualified solicitors for any legal support you may require, accessible via free, unlimited calls available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Law Hub assists with everyday legal issues around employment, health & safety, trading & contracts, cyber & data, debt & insolvency. The Law Hub provides practical DIY templates and guidance around these topics, saving your business important time and financial resource so that you can focus on.

If you are not sure about the best solution for your business, our team would be happy to talk you through your options, get in touch.

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