2.5 If instructed we will provide each member with details of the member’s allocations from the returns to enable members to fill in their self-assessment tax returns.
2.6 Where we undertake taxation work on behalf of the individual members of the limited liability partnership you must agree to keep us informed of relevant changes in circumstances that could affect the members’ tax liabilities, for example, keep us informed of changes in membership. Any work to be undertaken on behalf of the individual members will be set out in separate terms of engagement.
2.7 We shall respond to any enquiries from HMRC arising from the limited liability partnership’s tax returns. We shall consult you if it becomes clear that HMRC are opening an enquiry. HMRC have the power to do this on a purely random basis. If the limited liability partnership is selected for enquiry by the HMRC, we will agree separate terms of engagement. The supplementary engagement terms will include responsibilities and fees as appropriate.
2.8 Since 17 July 2013 a General Anti-Abuse Rule has been in operation in the UK. This rule enables HMRC to further tackle abusive tax planning schemes. Due to the low probability of eventual success of such schemes and the high ethical standards of this firm, it is our policy not to advise on tax schemes that we consider to be artificial or aggressive in nature. Please let us know if you would like to discuss this matter further or if you feel that you are disadvantaged in any way by the firm’s policy on tax avoidance.
2.9 We shall be pleased to give advice on the tax implications of specific matters which you may refer to us from time to time. Such advice and / or assistance would also be subject to separate terms of engagement.
3.1 We are bound by the ethical guidelines of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”). Under those guidelines we are obliged to accept instructions to act for you on the basis that we will act in accordance with those guidelines.
3.2 It is a criminal offence for the limited liability partnership not to comply with tax legislation. It is not part of the scope of our work relating to taxation to carry out a compliance exercise on whether you are in breach of any tax legislation. You are responsible for ensuring that the company complies with relevant tax legislation, and we are entitled to assume that it does so.
3.3 In any tax planning advice that we may offer, we will only consider the possible tax consequences of changes to your investments and will not offer any advice or comments on the possible other merits or otherwise of particular acquisitions or disposals of specific investments.
Updated January 2021