HMRC Local Compliance Investigation

HMRC tax investigations are normally conducted from three business sections being:

  • HMRC Specialist Investigations
  • HMRC Local Compliance Fraud
  • HMRC Local Compliance


Thus It is possible to make an educated guess regarding the severity of the tax investigation from the name on the letter from HMRC. Tax Investigations can upwards from HMRC Local Compliance to Local Compliance Fraud or Specialist Investigations but never downwards. Specialist Investigations deal with cases of suspected serious tax evasion using the Contractual Disclosure Facility Code of Practice 9 tax investigations. HMRC Local Compliance deal with most other routine tax investigations including:


  • Income Tax Investigations
  • Corporation Tax Investigations
  • PAYE Investigations
  • VAT Investigations
  • Hidden Economy Tax Investigations


If you receive a letter from Local Compliance relating to a tax investigation then they will have some suspicion that all is not right with your tax affairs.

Gilbert Tax understands that people sometimes make mistakes in their dealings with HMRC and that HMRC make mistakes in dealing with taxpayers. Many people do not know how to deal with HMRC or who to turn to for help resolve the tax dispute.

Gilbert Tax is a firm of tax advisors who specialise in resolving people's problems with HMRC. We have extensive expertise in dealing with all forms of tax investigations and tax disputes as well as with taking matters to the Tax Tribunal where agreement cannot be reached.

Gilbert Tax deal both directly with the individual who is under enquiry and also work with many firms of accountants supporting them in dealing with HMRC disputes and advising them on how to handle HRMC to get the best result.

The fact is that proper management of HMRC is the best way of reducing the tax, interest and penalty as well as the time taken in resolving any tax dispute.

Gilbert Tax are none judgemental and rigorously defend your position within the scope and parameter of the law. We take control and manage the process to minimise the interruptions that any form of tax investigation causes to an individual's life and business.