Welcome to Tax Investigations
Bishop Fleming Rabjohns is a specialist in tax investigations, based in the West Midlands with clients all over the UK and beyond. We specialise in advising Owner Managed Businesses and private clients. To get a feel for what we do, please have a look at Bishop Fleming Rabjohns.
We have a strong and enthusiastic tax team with a wide range of skills and specialisms. Our Tax Investigations Group is led by Will Silsby a former HM Inspector of Taxes. Will has almost 40 years of experience in tax dispute resolution in a wide range of situations including:
Our specialists can advise on anything from a simple tax return omission to a complex avoidance scheme. We can also advise on how to minimise penalties through the quality of any disclosure to HMRC whether on a voluntary basis or in the course of an investigation.
Our expertise in HMRC enquiries has been recognised variously in our appointment to:
- take over responsibility for the resolution of long-running investigations from less experienced advisers;
- provide second opinions and work in conjunction with ongoing advisers;
- membership of the First Tier Tax Tribunal (the body that hears appeals from taxpayers against HMRC decisions);
- author the module on HMRC Enquiries in Consult CCH Tax Workflow.
In all our investigations work, we combine technical expertise with an appreciation of how stressful the experience can be for a client. We keep you fully advised of what we are doing and we make sure that you can contact us at any time.
We are always pleased to work in conjunction with other advisers in order to provide however much support is required. If you are insured against the costs of an HMRC enquiry (as we recommend to all business clients and our personal tax clients with more complex tax affairs), we can discuss how we may be able to assist by working within any policy cap.
17 February 2011
Taxation magazine features commentary by Will Silsby of Bishop Fleming Rabjohns Tax Investigations Group on an anomaly which could make nonsense of HMRC’s proposals to scrutinise the records of 50,000 businesses every year.
31 January 2011
The arrest of two UK-residents on suspicion of Swiss-bank linked tax evasion shows that HMRC means business