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Unless you have had a dispute with HMRC, you will not know the stress, cost, disruption and time involved with a tax dispute.

It's an unfortunate fact of business life that from time to time there will be disagreement between the taxpayer and HMRC. Sometimes it is the facts of the case that are in question but it is also often the legislation itself that is in question. Tax isn't always black and white and where this is the case we are happy to argue your case in the strongest possible terms.

As a taxpayer you have many rights and we will ensure they are never forgotten by HMRC.

Disputes can arise in all sorts of areas outside of full enquiries and investigations including...

  • Employment status disputes
  • Repairs v capital disputes
  • Private usage adjustments
  • Capital allowances - is it plant or property?
  • Settlements legislation - the classic husband and wife company scenario
  • IR35
  • Valuations for tax purposes
  • Is it a trading activity?
  • VAT segregation of businesses to avoid registration
  • Employee benefit disputes

We have the specialist tax knowledge to assist with a wide range of tax disputes.

Our specialist tax dispute team at Hayvenhursts has decades of experience and specialised tax knowledge to assist you with a wide range of tax disputes, whether it’s business or your personal finances, relieving the worry associated with it, and giving you peace of mind. You are in safe hands with our tax dispute experts.

Our tax dispute resolution team is made up of qualified tax professionals based in Cardiff. We work with clients throughout Wales and the whole of the UK and we will be with you every step of the way to get the best result possible in your tax dispute.

Tax disputes Cardiff

Understanding tax dispute services in the UK can be complex. Learn how our tax dispute resolution specialists assist individuals and businesses facing disagreements with HMRC and how we provide support and strategic advice for all our clients to achieve fair tax implications outcomes.

Understanding Tax Dispute Services in the UK

Tax dispute services in the UK are essential for individuals and businesses facing challenges with HMRC over tax-related issues and tax enquiries. The services act as a guide for clients, aiding them in understanding the complexities of tax laws in the UK, potential exposure, their entitlements, and strategies to reach fair resolutions. Individuals and businesses grappling with an HMRC tax dispute will benefit from the expertise and combined experience of professionals who are well-versed in tax legislation, ensuring that their rights are upheld throughout the process. 

This is where the services of our tax dispute team at Hayvenhursts can help. Our services extend beyond just assistance, and we focus on minimising the stress and financial burdens associated with any tax dispute you may be dealing with. Our team offers support at all stages of tax enquiries, disputes, and disclosures, and our services provide a comprehensive approach to addressing your needs as our client efficiently. With our client-centred, all-encompassing approach, people and companies can confidently navigate the complex tax landscape, knowing they have knowledgeable advice to rely on.

HMRC’s Key Responsibilities in Tax Disputes

HMRC plays a vital role in upholding tax laws and regulations in the UK. One key responsibility is overseeing the tax appeal process, where individuals or businesses can challenge their decisions on various tax-related matters like income tax, corporation tax, VAT, tax relief, and penalties. For instance, if a taxpayer believes that HMRC has made an error in assessing their tax liability, they can appeal the decision through the formal procedures outlined by HMRC.

In addition to managing the tax appeal process, HMRC conducts compliance checks to verify that taxpayers are complying with the tax laws and regulations as part of the UK’s tax avoidance scheme and avoidance investigations. These checks are essential to ensuring that individuals and businesses are accurately reporting their income, deductions, and any other relevant financial information to HMRC. For example, during a compliance check, HMRC may request specific documentation or information from a taxpayer to validate the accuracy of their tax return, aiming to prevent tax evasion and maintain the integrity of the tax system.

What are the benefits of using a tax dispute service?

Utilising the tax specialists and tax dispute service that Hayvenhursts offers can significantly enhance the chances of achieving a favourable outcome when faced with HMRC tax disputes and tax tribunals. As an example, if a small business owner is contesting a tax penalty that HMRC has imposed as a result of a mistake in their tax filings, Hayvenhurst’s extensive experience can help. By engaging us, you have access to our vast experience and experienced team of professionals who can navigate the complexities of the tax dispute, potentially leading to a reduced penalty or even its dismissal.

Moreover, the benefits of utilising a tax dispute service extend beyond just resolving disputes. Our services provide expert and invaluable support and a bespoke strategy for any tax enquiries, ensuring that individuals and businesses are well-equipped to handle HMRC investigations effectively. For example, a partnership facing a complex dispute or tax inquiry can benefit from the expertise of a tax dispute resolution team like ours, which will assist in gathering the necessary information, communicating with HMRC on behalf of the partnership, and ultimately reaching a satisfactory resolution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process with HMRC

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a mediation process that involves a specially trained mediator or facilitator working with both you and HMRC to explore ways of resolving the dispute. The facilitator is appointed from within HMRC and is someone who, up until now, has had no input on your enquiry or dispute. It is a valuable tool for individuals and businesses engaged in tax disputes with HMRC. The process aims to provide a swift and efficient resolution by engaging in open communication and negotiation between the parties involved. 

If a taxpayer disagrees with the amount of tax that HMRC has assessed, ADR can assist in facilitating a conversation to reach a mutually acceptable resolution without the need for formal dispute resolution. ADR principles require both parties to act in good faith by sharing relevant information, responding promptly to requests, and actively participating in discussions to find common ground. This collaborative approach not only expedites the resolution process but also promotes transparency and fairness in addressing tax disputes. Additionally, the flexibility of ADR allows for tailored solutions based on the specific nature of the tax issue, whether it pertains to direct taxes like income tax or corporation tax or indirect taxes such as VAT and customs duty.

Hayvenhursts can support you through the ADR process, and our expert tax dispute team has the experience and knowledge needed to expedite the process quickly and efficiently on your behalf.

Our extensive tax dispute resolution services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of individual and corporate clients. The team at Hayvenhursts goes beyond conventional advisory services by offering a holistic approach to tax dispute management. As an example, we provide risk management consulting that helps you, as our client, identify potential tax risks within your operation and develop strategies to mitigate them effectively. This proactive stance not only ensures compliance with HMRC but also fosters a culture of tax transparency within your organisation.

Our negotiation support is a pivotal aspect of our services, where we leverage our expertise to engage with HMRC on behalf of our clients. By facilitating open communication and constructive dialogue, we aim to reach mutually beneficial agreements that address the concerns of both parties. This collaborative approach not only expedites the resolution process but also helps in maintaining amicable relationships between taxpayers and HMRC. Additionally, our emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) showcases our commitment to finding innovative and efficient ways to resolve tax disputes outside of the traditional legal framework. By utilising Hayvenhurst principles, such as providing information promptly and attending meetings to facilitate a resolution, we ensure that our clients have access to a diverse set of tools to navigate complex tax challenges effectively.

Welcome to our specialist tax dispute services in Cardiff, where our skilled team of accountants, and professional advisers work collaboratively to provide high-quality legal advice and representation to clients across Wales and the United Kingdom. 

We aim to support you in resolving your tax disputes with HMRC efficiently and effectively, ensuring the best possible outcome for your business or personal finances.

Hayvenhursts Tax Dispute Services

We offer a range of tax dispute services to help clients resolve their tax issues with HMRC. Our services include:

  • Advice and representation during HMRC investigations
  • Assistance with HMRC appeals and tribunal hearings
  • Negotiation with HMRC to minimise tax liabilities and penalties
  • Personal tax planning and compliance
  • Corporation tax planning and compliance
  • Inheritance tax planning and compliance
  • VAT returns and compliance
  • Bookkeeping, payroll, and audit services for businesses
  • Compliance with tax laws and regulations

Our Expertise in Tax Services in Cardiff

Our team of solicitors, accountants, and tax advisers are highly skilled and experienced in all areas of tax law. Our expertise includes:

  • Personal tax law
  • Corporation tax law
  • Commercial disputes
  • Inheritance tax law
  • VAT law
  • Tax planning
  • Compliance with tax laws and regulations
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Payroll and audit services

Why Choose Hayvenhursts?

There are many reasons to choose our expert tax dispute services in Cardiff to help resolve your tax issues with HMRC:

Our experienced professionals are dedicated to providing tailored advice and support to clients, ensuring the best possible outcome for their tax affairs.

We collaborate with our clients to understand their tax issues thoroughly and tailor our services to their individual needs.

Our office in Cardiff ensures that we can support and advise clients in Wales and across the UK. Our commitment to you is to build a solid and trusted relationship. Our team will get to know you and your business, and we will work collaboratively to find the best outcome and solutions for all of your finances.

We use the latest technology and software to ensure that we provide an efficient and effective service.

Our friendly and approachable team will ensure that you receive the best tax advice and representation.

We have a proven track record of success in tax investigations and disputes with HMRC.

Our Tax Dispute Process

Our process for resolving tax disputes with HMRC includes the following steps:

1. Initial Consultation: We will discuss your tax issues with you and determine the best course of action to resolve your tax dispute with HMRC.

2. Investigation: We will investigate your tax affairs to determine the best possible strategy for resolving your tax dispute with HMRC.

3. Negotiation: We will negotiate with HMRC to minimise your tax liability and penalties, where possible.

4. Representation: We will represent you during any appeal or tribunal hearings, ensuring the best possible outcome for your tax affairs.

Contact Hayvenhursts Accountancy Services Today

If you are facing a tax dispute with HMRC, contact us today at 02920 777 756 or

If HMRC has contacted you regarding your tax submission, don’t worry and stress about it on your own; call and speak to a member of our tax expert team today at our Cardiff office or visit our website for more details on our expert tax dispute services. Our professional advisors will arrange a free and no-obligation meeting or call with you at your initial enquiry stage for one of our experts to review your dispute scenarios.

Our guidance and specialised tax team will be with you throughout your tax dispute and advise you of any potential risks and outcomes along the way, giving you professional advice to manage each one.

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