HM Revenue & Customs
OUR ENQUIRY RATE WAS JUST 0.8% IN 2018.
“Identifying your business needs will help us to create a strategy that achieves the best possible result for your business – and resolves your enquiry. Our advice will depend on your priorities, and we will advise you on all your options.
“Our ultimate goal is to protect your business and manage every aspect of the enquiry on your behalf so that you can focus your time on running your business.”
JAMES DUDBRIDGE LLB, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
“Here at ForrestBrown, our own enquiry rate is so low because of our absolute focus on quality.
“We are best placed to advise you and resolve your enquiry because we know exactly what HMRC are looking for in support of R&D tax credit claims. Our policy-level insight means we understand not only what HMRC are asking you, but why.
“Combined with our unrivalled specialist technical expertise and a smart strategy, there is no-one better placed to help protect your business.”
JENNY TRAGNER CA ATT, DIRECTOR AND HMRC R&D CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
We will ask you to send us your R&D tax credit claim(s) and any correspondence you have received from HMRC. We will carry out a thorough review of the claim and any discussions held to date.
Following our analysis, we will advise you on your current position and provide you a report setting out our recommendations. Based on your priorities, we will outline our strategy to achieve the best possible result for your business.
A multidisciplinary team with the right specialist technical expertise will help resolve the enquiry for you. We can take responsibility for all correspondence with HMRC and can manage all aspects of the enquiry going forward. We will keep you updated throughout.
We will collect any further information required. This may include a visit to your place of work to understand your R&D. Our expert team will work directly with your competent professional and finance team when their input is needed.
We will draft formal written responses to HMRC. Sometimes this will resolve the enquiry. However, a face-to-face or telephone meeting may be required.
Further discussions may continue until a satisfactory resolution is reached. If it comes to negotiation, our legal experts will manage this on your behalf. Our aim is to achieve the best possible result for your business.
How long will it take?
We will proactively drive your enquiry forward to close it as quickly as possible. In our experience, the average enquiry length is four to five months – sometimes enquiries are concluded in shorter timeframes, but they may take longer.Find out more about HMRC enquiries >
With chartered tax advisers and sector specialists, ForrestBrown’s team gave us brilliant advice and offered us specialist expertise our other adviser couldn’t. We also benefited from their good relationship with HMRC which gave us confidence this was a problem that could be solved.An enquiry support service client
ForrestBrown provided us with the perfect mix of specialist sector and tax expertise when we needed it most. The team put at our disposal were truly expert, very responsive and professional.An enquiry support service client
ForrestBrown’s expert advice has put us in a much stronger position for future R&D tax credit claims. We are so impressed with the service we received that we’re now using ForrestBrown to prepare our claims too.An enquiry support service client
If your client is facing an HMRC enquiry into their R&D tax credit claim, we can help. Whether you’re looking for advice, or someone to actively manage an enquiry for you, with ForrestBrown you have peace of mind that your client is in the best possible hands.