Mark is a Partner of our award-winning Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution team and our Troncmaster Services team.
Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution
Mark is a recognised expert in all contentious tax matters, having served in all of HMRC’s elite investigation offices as a Senior Tax Inspector and accredited Financial Investigator.
Mark brings a unique understanding of HMRC to the advantage of Buzzacott’s clients, resulting in more efficient handling of HMRC enquiries and, for those who have any irregularities, minimising unnecessary tax, interest and penalties and, in the most serious cases, avoiding criminal investigation and the confiscation of assets.
He consults and communicates directly with HMRC Policy on its current and future enforcement and compliance work, thus shaping HMRC’s approach to tackling tax avoidance and evasion.
Mark serves on the Compliance & Investigations Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty and the Executive Committee of the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group (TIPG). He also represents the ICAEW and TIPG on HMRC’s Fraud Forum, which enables representatives of relevant HMRC directorates to consider and consult with representative bodies on policy and operational issues affecting HMRC’s approach to tax fraud.
Mark’s ability to resolve the most difficult of tax disputes with HMRC for his clients has led to recognition from Spear’s. He features in Spears' index as a top recommended tax adviser for high-net-worth individuals under HMRC tax investigation.
Our Troncmaster Services team are highly regarded in the hospitality sector for providing employers and staff with huge savings by distributing tips fairly and ethically among staff, while removing the requirement to pay National Insurance Contributions.
Mark has experience of troncs both in his time at HMRC dealing with investigation cases and since being in private practice, where he has been responsible for the implementation and administration of troncs. Mark’s unique background at HMRC ensures that all Buzzacott independent troncs operate according to guidelines, safeguarding you from HMRC challenges.
Outside of the office, Mark enjoys CrossFit and is a UEFA (Part 2) outfield and goalkeeping Coach, volunteering his time to coach local community grassroots football.
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