Tony joined Mazars in May 2013 as a director in the Tax Investigations & Employer Solutions team, based in our London office.
A former HMRC Inspector and investigation team leader, Tony left HMRC in 1999 after 25 years’ service. Since them, he has worked with two of the Big 4 accountancy firms and as head of Direct Tax Investigations for a leading London law firm.
Within the area of tax investigation, Tony has extensive experience of all facets relating to HMRC's investigation powers, such as their enquiry and information powers and their powers to raise assessments and impose penalties. This is coupled with his expertise in assisting clients in advancing appeals through the Tribunal and Courts process.
Tony also has considerable expertise in HMRC’s ‘Risk Based’ approach to companies and of the SAO regime, together with unique expertise in the HMRC approach to computer data enquiries using the data mining software, IDEA.
In relation to tax risk reviews and SAO certification, he regularly advises clients on the proactive and reactive review of computer processes and systems.