I'm new, hello world.
Last week my accountant got a letter from HMRC suggesting what advice they might give to their clients who are being investigated. It was in relation to "Serial Tax Avoidance Legislation: effective from 15 September 2016."
When my accountant asked which of their clients HMRC had in mind, their answer was... me.
The trouble with that is, I'm not being investigated - not so far as I know anyway - and I certainly haven't participated in serial tax avoidance.
The only tax scheme I've ever been involved in was a three month period in 2008/09. The scheme was run by Sanzar. I've tried to find the paperwork related to it but struggled. My recollection is that it involved loans, but (a) I've never had a loan statement and (b) the illustration rubbishes the competition for using loans and explains that there will be partnership income. So, maybe I got that wrong. Whatever, at the time, I disclosed everything via the tax return (with support of accountant). I didn't learn of the DOTAS reference until later but also sent that in as soon as I did.
I've not heard a pip from HMRC since, apart from my accountants getting this letter more than seven years after filing the tax return.
Then I hear this story on Radio 4.
Obviously the next step is we've asked HMRC what they're talking about.
In the mean-time though, does anyone know what the modus operandi is here? Any suggestions where to go to get help?