Manoj Anand

Director of Tax Investigations

Manoj has more than 30 years’ experience in HMRC investigation work. This ranges from local compliance cases to Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) enquiries conducted under Codes of Practice 8 and 9. Manoj worked at HMRC for 13 years, with ten years as an Inspector of Taxes, undertaking the entire range of enquiry work, including time spent as a PAYE inspector. He then spent 6 years with Chiltern Plc as a Senior Manager, working in their specialist tax investigation team and a further 18 months with Tenon.

Manoj has considerable experience of the catering industry, including representing restaurant owners, catering professionals and wholesalers. Manoj has also acted for a number of medical professionals, including General Practitioners, Consultants and Dentists. Manoj has also assisted numerous clients within the IT, Property, Construction and Professional Service sectors including accountants, solicitors and barristers. Many of these clients had substantial liabilities, which he was able to mitigate significantly in terms of reduced liabilities and penalties by putting forward innovative arguments to HMRC.

Manoj has also assisted a number of clients who have been accused of VAT Fraud and faced investigations under HMRC’s Public Notice 160 (PN 160).

Manoj has worked closely with Solicitors and Legal practices where expert opinion was required on the conduct of professional advisers with regard to HMRC enquiry matters and also has significant experience of working in tandem with solicitors where the client is the subject of an HMRC criminal investigation.

Manoj has successfully guided clients through HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. Manoj is also an experienced advocate and he has defended a number of clients successfully at the Tax Tribunal where it has not been possible to reach an agreement with the Tax Inspector.

Manoj regularly speaks at conferences and tax/accountancy seminars on a whole variety of tax investigation matters and is regarded as a leading authority on HMRC investigations.