HMRC Enquiry Support

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At Ayming, we include HMRC Enquiry Defence as a standard clause in our engagements. In addition to having a dedicated team of experts to address any concerns or issues you may have during the process, this guarantees our support in case of enquiry. As a part of our contract, Ayming will provide support at every step of the enquiry, ensuring a prompt, smooth resolution from start to finish.

If you’re not currently working with Ayming

We understand that undergoing an HMRC enquiry can be a complex and time-consuming process. If you have not undertaken your R&D claim with us but are facing an enquiry from HMRC regarding your existing R&D tax claim(s), Ayming’s R&D HMRC Enquiry Support service could help. This process aims to resolve enquiries in an efficient, streamlined manner that minimises disruption to your business.

Our experienced team has strong expertise in navigating the complexity of R&D Tax enquiries and will provide you with the expertise and assistance you require to address your enquiry confidently. They will effectively guide you throughout the whole process, saving you valuable time and resources. Our services range from reviewing your current enquiry handling process to providing active support when you receive a compliance letter or stepping in for an ongoing enquiry.


The Ayming team helped us with our HMRC enquiry, ensuring that we got the positive outcome we needed. Working with R&D specialists rather than generalists made all the difference for us.
Graeme Firth, Commercial Director, PCE


Our R&D HMRC Enquiry Support process:

Step 1: Check if this process is right for you

We will review your case and confirm if the Enquiry Support process is advantageous for your case. This step is non-chargeable and commitment free.

Step 2: Enquiry Review

We will review your R&D tax claim(s), including all related correspondence with HMRC. Throughout this step, we offer comprehensive guidance to you and your team.

Step 3: Resolution Approach

After our detailed review, we will work with you to devise a tailored strategy to resolve the enquiry swiftly while minimising any potential disruption to your operations.

Step 4: Case Management

We will advocate for your case with HMRC, managing all correspondence on your behalf. By managing all aspects of the enquiry, we aim to alleviate the administrative burden, allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

To effectively advocate for your interests, we may require additional information. Our expert team will coordinate directly with your technical or finance team if necessary. We can arrange virtual meetings for your convenience but are also available for on-site visits if preferred.

Step 5: Ongoing Support

If HMRC requires further discussions, we will continue supporting you until a satisfactory resolution is reached. Our team will directly engage with HMRC on your behalf, working towards achieving the most favourable outcome for your business.

Step 6: Post-Enquiry Support

After the enquiry’s resolution, we will offer advice on best practices for documenting and claiming R&D tax relief in the future to reduce the likelihood of subsequent enquiries.