Unfair penalty? We can help
We find that HMRC officers often form a view on the appropriate level of financial penalty without fully considering the facts of the case. This often results in HMRC charging unfair penalties. Buzzacott have a proven track record in mitigating and challenging HMRC penalties to best protect our clients. If we consider HMRC’s penalty to be unfair and disproportionate, we will defend your position by presenting robust, tailored arguments that accurately reflect the circumstances of your case leading to waived or much-reduced penalties.
Where appropriate, we will present ‘reasonable excuse’ and/or ‘innocent error’ arguments to waive or mitigate your penalty. Our expert knowledge of how HMRC penalty systems work ensures that our clients will never pay unnecessary penalties. Whenever possible, we will negotiate the suspension of any penalty so you do not have to pay the penalty to HMRC. In cases where we do accept penalties are due, we will work with HMRC to agree much reduced penalty amounts.
We provide a discreet and comprehensive service that is tailored to meet your unique needs and protect your interests. We will present you with all available options and what the consequences of taking each option will be. We aim to formulate and agree an overall strategy so as to try to conclude matters quickly and efficiently.