When a taxpayer faces a tax investigation from H M Revenue & Customs (‘HMRC’), or decides to make a voluntary disclosure, they turn to us for expert support.
An investigation will typically take place under HMRC’s Code of Practice 8 or 9, or through a voluntary disclosure from the client. However, no two investigations are the same. We deal with both tax avoidance and tax evasion cases, and address a multitude of different issues relating to the activities of companies, individuals and trusts, both in the UK and overseas.
As an intern in the Tax Dispute Resolution department, you will work closely with senior members of the team to deliver our range of services. You will gain understanding of and experience in tax investigation work by assisting with voluntary disclosures, complex enquiries and the process involved in achieving a satisfactory negotiated settlement between the client and HMRC. You can expect a great variety of challenging work and constant new experience. The practical experience gained through client work serves to reinforce and enrich the specialist tax knowledge gained through professional studies.
Our graduates study towards the CTA qualification and you will gain an insight into the CTA training offered by our in-house training team during your time with us.
Business Area Overview
• Assist with the preparation of disclosure reports, including all computational aspects, for submission to HMRC, reporting to senior members of the team.
• Collate and analyse relevant documentation and information to assist senior members of the team to identify matters for further investigation.
• Present and produce high quality schedules and appendices for inclusion in the disclosure report.
• Accompany senior members of the team to meetings with clients and/or HMRC and assist with the preparation for and follow-up from such meetings, as required.
• Assist with general correspondence and administration (including billing) for client projects.
• Participate in marketing initiatives and support senior members on ad-hoc projects and department administration, as required.
Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):
•A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline;
•3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
•A*- C at GCSE in Maths & English Language
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strengths which are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and Others & Decision Making.