Although it is difficult to believe, people working in the tax offices are only too human... and they make mistakes: 25 % of all tax assessment notices are wrong – this is already a huge number, and the trend is upwards despite (or because?) of automation! When this happens, we are naturally on the side of our clients and work together with them to submit a punctual appeal. And when it comes to judicial financial proceedings as well, we are at our client’s side with competent advice – just as we are when audits are carried out by social insurance agencies.
Whatever the disagreement with the tax office, we are there to protect our clients and do all of the necessary work so that our clients can get on with more important business. We have the experience and the necessary negotiation skills to communicate with the authorities, as well as boasting the deft touch necessary to find acceptable solutions. And our clients can rest assured that we will never enter into any dubious compromises.
This applies particularly to company audits as well, where we naturally provide our clients with comprehensive advice and assistance.
Just one of our advantages: we have already worked for many years with the IDEA analysis software which is also used by the tax offices to carry out their company audits – but we have even longer experience with this software than our “counterparts” working for the inland revenue! This means that we can already clarify points of dispute early on, and correct them when necessary before the external auditors show up.
Another interesting aspect: in some cases, we were able to reach agreement with the tax office to carry out a so-called “accompanied company audit”. This made it possible during the ongoing assessment, to select and define the main focus of the audits in advance - in a binding way for both sides. The subsequent company audit carried out regularly over a period of three or five years was completely dispensed with in these cases – and therefore there is no legal uncertainty.