Whether your business is currently in a dispute with HM Revenue & Customs or is anticipating a dispute, there are a number of ways in which we help. Litigation can be an effective means of resolving disputes where both parties have reached an impasse. However, increasingly Alternative Dispute Resolution (often referred to as Intervention) is being used successfully by taxpayers and HMRC to resolve complex and long-running disputes. Deloitte can draw on many years of experience to assist you with either approach.
Our dispute resolution and litigation team provides support and advice across two areas:
The relationship between the taxpayer and HM Revenue & Customs can be strained by long-standing direct and indirect tax disputes.
Our experienced team of ADR/intervention specialists act as an interface between you and HMRC to assist in resolving these long standing issues. Working closely with you and key HMRC personnel we can facilitate a satisfactory agreement for both your business and HMRC as well as helping to build a solid working relationship going forward.
Where ADR is not appropriate, or does not work, litigation should be considered. Our Direct Tax dispute resolution team has extensive experience in providing specialist litigation advice across many industries. We can represent clients in both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, we can help guide your case through the higher courts and we have litigation privilege.
Most of our litigation cases do not end up in court. The Tax Tribunal process and, in particular, the independent review procedure enables us to settle most matters with HMRC without recourse to litigation