Professional fee protection

As a Merlin client, you’re automatically protected if the taxman knocks on the door. Self-assessment rules apply to both companies and individuals, and HMRC selects targets for investigation at random and without explanation. Our protection scheme gives you peace of mind. We’ll deal with an investigation on your behalf, and our insurance company will meet our fees.

If an HMRC investigation comes your way without this protection, it won’t be fun. They last around 10 months and typically cost around £2,000 in accountancy fees. You can expect a detailed and thorough investigation of your business (and some of your private life). What’s more, most of these investigations have nothing whatsoever to do with fraud or negligence. Even minor year-to-year fluctuations in results may be enough to trigger a full enquiry.

Let us look after the taxman for you.