After temporarily pausing tax investigations as COVID-19 business support measures rolled out earlier this year, HMRC has restarted probes into businesses and individuals’ tax affairs.

HMRC has also started to direct its attention towards the misuse of coronavirus support schemes, such as the furlough scheme and the self-employed income support scheme.

Even if you know you have nothing to hide, the stress of an investigation is the last thing most businesses want to deal with under current circumstances. Investigations are much easier to manage if you know what to expect, however, and we’re on hand to support you throughout.

If, for whatever reason, your business becomes the subject of an HMRC investigation, our update considers what you need to know.