Steedman & Company Attend UK Tax Investigation Conference

Steedman & Company Attend UK Tax Investigation Conference

HMRC chief Dave Hartnett was amongst a host of guest speakers at last Fridays UK Tax conference, which was attended by Steedman & Company’s Ricky Steedman.

The Professional Fee Protection (PFP) organised event was held for a select number of delegates, with a number of topical tax subjects being debated.

Topics discussed included the tax office’s current strategy to small and medium sized enterprises and how accountancy firms can best defend clients who are facing overly aggressive treatment from HMRC.

Hartnett faced a number of probing questions from delegates who are unhappy at the performance of HMRC.

Failure to reply to letters in a reasonable time, poor advice given by HMRC advisors and a failure to process partnership tax references were some of the criticisms Hartnett was faced with.

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.