HMRC Compliance Checks

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is tasked to ensure that individuals and businesses are paying the correct amount of tax or claiming the right amount of any HMRC benefits, for example tax credits. HMRC needs to make sure that everyone meets their responsibilities so they carry out compliance checks – sometimes referred to as enquiries, investigations, inspections or assurance visits.

In general terms, HMRC carries out compliance checks to make sure a specific tax return or claim is correct and/or to check that any payments are for the right amount and are made on time.