Partner, Watt Busfield Tax Investigations LLP - www.wattbusfield.co.uk
About Rebecca Busfield
Rebecca has nearly twenty years assisting clients with difficult HMRC tax enquiries and voluntary disclosures. She has worked with a broad range of clients from individuals, SMEs to multinationals. She managed one of the largest individual offshore disclosures to HMRC under the NDO of over £1 million and under the LDF of over £3 million. She has also co project-managed one of HMRC’s largest Code of Practice 8 “COP8” enquiries which involved working at the client’s office to review all the documentation and email correspondence in relation to various tax transactions.
She started her finance career as a management accountant at a Lloyd’s of London managing agent (SVB Syndicates) in 2000 where she gained a deep understanding of book-keeping and financial statements. In 2002 she won a place on Ernst & Young’s competitive tax rotation scheme. She worked in expatriate tax compliance, employment tax consulting (including employee benefit trusts “EBTs”, benefits, P11Ds, PSAs, due diligence reports for mergers & acquisitions), and tax policy.
In 2012 she set up Watt Busfield Tax Investigations LLP with Andrew Watt in order to provide a high quality, bespoke service to clients for a competitive price. She loves working closely with clients to understand their tax affairs and enjoys the satisfaction when the tax issue has been resolved.
About the Firm
We are tax investigation experts. The business was set up in 2012 with the aim of providing high quality, specialist advice at a competitive price.
We specialise in serious, sensitive and complicated HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiries, investigations and disclosures, eg involving tax fraud/tax evasion or deliberate and careless tax errors. We deal with Code of Practice 9 (COP9)/Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF), Code of Practice 8 (COP8), Offshore Disclosure Facilities, Requirement to Correct (RTC), Failure to Correct (FTC) and Compliance Checks. We deal with all areas within HMRC including, Fraud Investigation Services; Fraud & Bespoke Avoidance; Individual & Small Business Compliance; C & P Campaigns Team (Campaigns & Projects); Wealthy/Mid Sized Business; Hidden Economy; Offshore Evasion Unit; Offshore, Corporate, Wealthy, Civil; Affluent Unit; HMRC Voluntary Disclosure Team; Government Departments and Public Bodies.
Our goals are to engage effectively with HMRC, ensure you get the best possible result, give you certainty going forward, reduce the stress of the investigation for you and your family, bring the HMRC investigation to a conclusion as soon as possible, reduce the scope of the HMRC tax investigation, deal with the admin on your behalf, meet the necessary deadlines, and where relevant- for serious tax evasion and tax fraud, reduce the risk of criminal investigation and prosecution.