HMRC Litigation and Settlement Strategy (LSS) is framework through which HMRC resolve tax disputes by initiating civil law proceedings under the provisions of the law. HMRC Litigation and Settlement Strategy (LSS) is framework that applies in case the tax dispute is resolved through alternative dispute resolution or by litigation.
Tax disputes can be time consuming & costly for both HMRC & taxpayers. Therefore, HMRC has objective to reduce number of cases as much as they can, while still taking on the cases that HMRC feels it can win. Principally, it is righteous objective as it will save the costs of useless litigation, while still maximizing income.
However, there are a numerous problem with the operational processes of current system that challenge the trust in system by allowing few taxpayers to pay less tax than they should. Particularly, big companies, due to their size and the complex structure can have more negotiation power with HMRC than individual taxpayers. This can create a perception that big entities can exploit the tax system and get away with paying less taxes.
Big businesses are usually given privileged through insider access to HMRC in different ways, one of the most common way is representation on the HMRC’s board as well as on other advisory committees. That way big business in UK get the advantage while dealing with the HMRC, as compared to other individual taxpayers and small businesses.
How we can help?
Insights have team of qualified and professional staff who can assist you with general enquiries as well as complex investigations initiated by HMRC. We are specialized in assisting individual to successfully negotiate any tax matter with HMRC to resolve tax disputes & enquiries initiated by HMRC, in the most effective & efficient way.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Personal income tax enquiries by HMRC
- Enquiries related to employment taxes
- Corporate tax
- Capital gains tax