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Why make a Disclosure?

There are occasions when you may wish to make a disclosure of a past tax irregularity on a voluntary basis rather risk waiting for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to start an investigation.

By seeking professional advice, you can be guided as to what alternative routes are available at any time and the merits and drawbacks of each as well as what to say and how to say it.

Who can make a Disclosure?

Anyone.  The taxpayer can be an individual, partner, company or trust.

The actual Disclosure itself is often made by a professional adviser on the taxpayer’s behalf.

How do you make a Disclosure?

It depends upon the facts of each case and timing may be an issue.  Most Disclosures will be in a written format but this can follow an initial telephone call or during a meeting.

HMRC can be approached direct or there are a number of Disclosure Facilities available to allow for a Disclosure to be made.

What happens after a Disclosure?

HMRC will consider the Disclosure and whether they are satisfied that it is full and complete.

In more complicated situations it may lead to a further meeting and the submission of a Disclosure Report, in which all relevant matters are identified, explained and the tax implications calculated.

Fundamental to any disclosure is that it has to be a full and complete Disclosure.  Failure to do so may result in criminal prosecution.

If  you wish to discuss this or any other matter with a member of the team, please contact us.

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Haines Watts Birmingham
Sterling House
71 Francis Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B16 8SP

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Leeds

Haines Watts Leeds
Sterling House
1 Sheepscar Court
Meanwood Road
Leeds
LS7 2BB

Tel: 0113 3981100

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Haines Watts London
New Derwent House
69 – 73 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8TA

Tel: 0207 025 4650