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If you’ve received an Accelerated Payment Notice (APN)

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Not many people enjoy a brown HMRC envelope landing on their doormat, and if you’ve received one containing an APN, you’ll know how stressful it can be. Taking immediate advice following receipt of an accelerated payment notice is crucial, as the timescales involved are incredibly tight. If you want to make representation to HMRC, or appeal the notice, you have a strict timescale before payment is due and potentially substantial penalties start mounting up.

When you have promoted a tax avoidance scheme

If you’re an adviser that has promoted a scheme in the past that HMRC considered to be a breach of the GAAP guidelines, you may face significant penalties. If a scheme that you have promoted has been challenged by HMRC or is in the process of being challenged, speak to our expert team to assess your situation.

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