Tax Investigations

Tax Investigations

Tax investigations by HM Revenue and Customs are never enjoyable, and frequently overwhelming for those on the receiving end.  We know that whether it’s your business affairs or your taxes under investigation, dealing with the investigation head on is often your best bet. We are specialists in HMRC Aspect Enquiries, Full Tax Investigations and Special Compliance Office Investigations.

We are highly experienced in managing the investigation in full, liaising with HMRC and preparing all disclosures required, conducting all negotiations over tax, penalties, interest and settlement terms with the Inspector and we believe in keeping you informed at all times, providing clear and simple advice, so that you’re in control throughout the process.

Contact us today regarding your HMRC enquiry, and our experts will be in touch to see how we can help you.

Meet the tax investigations expert

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Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
International
Personal Tax and Wealth Planning
Planning for retirement
Start-ups
Tim Cook
Young Professional Network
Estate planning and trusts
International tax non dom
Personal tax compliance
Tax investigations
Wealth planning and investments
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Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
International
Personal Tax and Wealth Planning
Planning for retirement
Start-ups
Tim Cook
Young Professional Network
Estate planning and trusts
International tax non dom
Personal tax compliance
Tax investigations
Wealth planning and investments
Managing Partner
Jitendra Pattani

Managing Partner

Jitendra’s portfolio of corporate and personal tax clients covers a wide range of business sectors, with particular focus and expertise in the hotels, renewable energy and fashion retail sectors, where he acts for several high net worth clients with an international presence. Jitendra offers his clients technical expertise in areas that encompass corporate finance; including the due diligence of acquisitions and disposals and forensic accounting.

He has notable experience of Reporting Accountants’ work where he acted as Joint Auditor and Reporting Accountant with a Big Four Firm in relation to the pre-flotation due diligence work for a main market flotation.

Special assignments undertaken by Jitendra include advising on overall refinancing facilities of over £450 million for a substantial hotel Group in Central London; advising on the £260 million acquisition of a hotel in Central London; advising on the £100 million sale of a hotel in Central London; advising on the portfolio sale of a collection of solar farms with a gross deal value of in excess of £50 million and acting as part of an expert witness team assisting the High Court in relation to a client’s claim for damages against a major Utilities company, where substantial damages of £2.7 million were awarded by the High Court in a landmark case.

Jitendra joined Wilder Coe in 1991 as an Audit Supervisor and was appointed as the firm’s Managing Partner in 2017. He heads up Wilder Coe’s India desk, and in 2010 was awarded a British Government full Scholarship to attend an Executive Programme at the IM Ahmedabad, acclaimed as India’s Harvard, and ranked as one of the top international business schools. Through the programme, Jitendra gained valuable practical insight into the Indian markets, and was able to cultivate a valuable network of contacts, aiding both Wilder Coe Ltd and our clients in business dealings in India.

Professional Memberships

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Management

Sectors of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Hotels
  • Fashion Retail

Qualifications

  • FCA
Bee-Lean Chew

Partner

Bee provides her clients with a clear and understandable presentation of fact, in all matters relating to Forensic Accounting. As an experienced member of the Forensic Accounting team at Wilder Coe Ltd, Bee can support you with personal and corporate investigations.

Her expertise extends to the greater corporate arena where she has years of experience in audit, financial reporting and taxation. She has advised clients of all sizes, including multi-national groups, on the design and implementation of financial management systems and is particularly adept at complex I.T structures and internal controls. She frequently acts as the principal in due diligence, forensic accounting and valuation assignments.

Bee also provides CPD training to solicitors and fellow business professionals.

Bee trained with Wilder Coe and became a Partner in 2005.

As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Bee has a degree in Law from Kent University, a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member, Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
  • Accredited Member of The Academy of Experts
  • ICAEW-Accredited Forensic Accountant
  • Member of ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • MAE (Member of the Academy of Experts)
Tim Cook

Partner

Tim’s passion lies in helping his clients maximise their wealth through successful tax planning for the future. Whether you are seeking a solution on the most efficient way to implement your inheritance plans or would simply like some plain-English advice on your tax liabilities, Tim is expertly placed to offer you a highly professional and personalised service.

Having previously worked for HMRC, Tim is able to use his insights to assist with HMRC investigations and ensure that you are informed at all times, and can offer you clear and simple advice throughout the process.

His technical areas of expertise include, tax planning, pensions, emigration and trusts. Tim works with entrepreneurs, and families from a wide range of backgrounds, based both in the UK and overseas.

Tim joined Wilder Coe in 1996 and was made Tax Partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Planning
  • Pension Planning
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • HM Revenue and Customs Investigations
  • International Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Sectors of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurs
  • High Net-Worth Individuals
Ashok Nerurker

Manager

Ashok’s clients benefit from the wealth of commercial experience he has gained through more than 19 years of working with Wilder Coe, and through his previous roles as a Company Accountant and Company Secretary. This all-round experience of accounting allows Ashok to fully understand his client’s requirements and offer the most efficient solutions in a timely fashion.

Ashok liaises directly with his clients on all matters related to bookkeeping, treasury control, the submission of client management information and reports, year-end accounts files, accounting software packages and VAT. In addition, his clients highly value his unerring ability to meet tight deadlines, maintain meaningful and valuable contact with them, and to communicate with them in a clear and concise manner.

Ashok joined Wilder Coe in February 2001 and is based at our Stevenage office.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Online Accounting
  • VAT
  • Management Accounting
  • Year End Accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Treasury Control
Senior Tax Manager
Prashant Malde

Senior Tax Manager

Having qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004 and then as Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008, Prashant has extensive knowledge in corporate and business taxes. He specialises in tax planning for small and medium sized businesses and provides his clients with sound solutions to help optimise their business’ tax positions. Prashant also has significant experience with personal taxes, enabling him to provide effective, technical advice to owner managed businesses.

By working closely with fast growing companies, Prashant is able to assist in securing business tax incentives and his professional areas of expertise cover the following:

  • Research & Development tax incentives
  • Venture Capital Schemes (EIS/SEIS)
  • Corporate reorganisations and restructuring
  • Corporation tax
  • Capital Gains tax
  • Employee share incentives

Read details on Prashant’s specialist skill set here

Wilder Coe are delighted to welcome Prashant Malde into our Tax Department. Prashant brings with him a wide range of skills and expertise and we are looking forward to watching him grow our Corporate Tax team.

Research & Development tax incentives

Prashant can provide businesses with advice on the availability of R&D tax reliefs and has carried out a number of successful claims for R&D tax credits. He has made claims for a range of businesses; especially those involved in new technology, health products and automotive innovation. Prashant can review your company’s recent activities and can advise on current and future projects that may qualify for R&D tax credits and undertake claims on your behalf.

Venture Capital Schemes

(SEIS, EIS and VCT schemes)

Businesses often require HMRC’s approval that one or more of the Venture Capital Schemes apply in order for them to raise qualifying investments. Prashant is able to advise companies of their eligibility in qualifying for these schemes and can deal with cases where HMRC is being difficult in providing their advance assurance. Potential investors will always want to see HMRC’s approval before investing their money. Prashant’s initial support is crucial to help pave the way for such businesses. His experience spans across a variety of industries such as hospitality, media & digital production agencies, sports, technology, and fintech.

Corporate reorganisation and restructuring

Prashant works alongside clients looking to make changes to their corporate structure. He is able to give advice on the full spectrum of taxes involved in such projects and can assist clients to arrive at an optimal tax position whilst keeping to the project’s overall commercial objective. Such projects may arise when there is a division in the business, a company acquisition/merger, a succession plan, or as a result of the business’ organic growth.

Employee Incentives

For clients looking to incentivise their employees through share awards and share options, Prashant is able to provide tax advice to both the employer and the employee on such incentives. By setting up incentive schemes with clients, Prashant has built strong relationships with lawyers who are able to assist with the relevant legal documentation.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with Prashant and understand how his expertise could be beneficial to you and your business, then please contact him on 020 7724 6060 or send a message here.

Prashant’s understanding and knowledge surrounding complex tax interactions allow him to effectively provide his clients with practical tax plans.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation

Qualifications

  • BA Accounting & Finance
  • FCCA
  • CTA

Tax Supervisor
Sarah Simpson

Tax Supervisor

Sarah joined Wilder Coe in March 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 1998. She has a varied portfolio of clients consisting of high net-worth individuals including Lloyd’s names, self-employed individuals and Barristers. As well as completing annual tax returns, Sarah also assists her clients in any other matters which might arise.

Sarah has worked closely with Tax Partner, Tim Cook, since 1996 and strives to provide her clients with a friendly, professional and personal service.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Association of Tax Technicians
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Accounting

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