The taxpayer must always be made aware that a check has come to an end. The final steps depend on the type of check that was being carried out:-
- If it was an enquiry into a self-assessment tax return a closure notice will be issued together with an amendment to the self-assessment
- After a VAT visit the taxpayer will be told why tax, interest and penalties are being assessed
- At the end of an Employer Compliance Review a letter of acceptance will be issued on receipt of a letter of offer
- After a pre-return check has been concluded a letter will be sent to the taxpayer summarising the action they need to take to file an accurate return.
Advice will be given to the taxpayer on how to improve their record keeping and how to get things right in the future. If the officer thinks that there may be errors that are outside their area of expertise, they will refer the case to check or start a new check.
Any documents that have been removed or sent to HMRC should be returned by them at the end of the check.
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