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Section 9A Taxes Management Act 1970


A Tax investigation into your personal tax return is highly stressful and time-consuming.

With KinsellaTax on your side, this need not be the case.

We will take complete control of your tax investigation.

KinsellaTax are here to carry the stress and strain of a tax investigation on our own shoulders rather than yours.

HMRC have sent me a letter with Section 9A TMA 1970 on it, what does this mean?


If a tax investigation is opened into your personal tax return, you will receive a letter, typically from HMRC’s local compliance offices, quoting Section 9A TMA 1970.

This is simply a formal notice of enquiry which allows HMRC to conduct a tax investigation into your personal tax return and can be issued up to 12 months after the filing date of the personal tax return they are looking into.

It may be that HMRC wish to investigate specific points of your personal tax return or will investigate the tax return as a whole.

You will be informed of this within the initial letter you receive from HMRC quoting Section 9A TMA 1970.

A full tax investigation into a tax return will normally include an examination of all business records and HMRC may request an meeting with you.

There is no legislation that requires you to attend an interview with HMRC for a tax investigation under a Section 9A TMA 1970. KinsellaTax do not allow clients to attend interviews with HMRC whilst they are under investigation. We look upon these interviews as phishing expeditions by HMRC and there is no reason at all why you should attend. We tell HMRC just that on your behalf.

If an HMRC officer conducting the tax investigation wishes to make an aspect enquiry, they will focus their attention on one or two specific elements within your personal tax return.

Although aspect tax investigations allow HMRC to investigate your personal tax return, it may be that during the course of their enquiries they may find more serious problems and could open a more serious type of tax investigation.

For instance, HMRC may find evidence or suspect that tax fraud has taken place and so may open a Code of Practice 9 tax investigation or find evidence that suggests tax avoidance and therefore open a Code of Practice 8 tax investigation.

If, as a result of an aspect or full inquiry under Section 9A TMA 1970 you find yourself involved in a Code of Practice 8 or Code of Practice 9 tax investigation, then if you have not consulted a tax investigation expert you really must get one because it could cost you a fortune. It could even cost you your home. It's very important and very, very serious.

KinsellaTax’s tax investigation experts battle with HMRC inspectors on a day-to-day basis and have countless experience and successes in negotiating on behalf of clients.

To take advantage of our tax investigation expertise and experience call 0800 471 4546 NOW.

You will not be charged for talking to us about an inquiry or receiving a letter from HMRC. We will give you advice and if you feel you would like us to act then you can make an appointment with us and come and see us. But it doesn't cost you anything to ring us and get advice - please take advantage of that. Unlike some advice services who make a charge for telephone consultations we do not - it is free advice.

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