Control Of Goods and Field Force Visits 2017-05-02T12:15:10+00:00

Taking Control of Goods and Field Force Visits

Have you been threatened with a visit to remove goods from your offices? The last thing you want is for your Company’s assets and stock to be seized by HMRC.

If your Company is struggling to make ends meet and has stock removed, it may never get out of the current difficulties.

STOP!! You need to consider your options right now.

What We Can Do For You

  • Get the Control of Goods order removed

  • Find a solution that is affordable and protects your assets

  • Act as your representative, standing between you and HMRC. We answer their questions, not you

  • Go through all the options available to find the best outcome

Taking Control of Goods and Field Force Visits

Having your company threatened with a Winding Up Petition is one of the most daunting problems a director can face. We can get this Winding Up Petition removed, allowing your business to survive.

Don’t be afraid of picking up the phone. We are Company Advice, and our friendly staff can help you, but you need to act quickly. The longer you wait the less options are available to you. Call us today on 0800 007 5010

What We Can Do For You

  • Get the Control of Goods order removed

  • Find a solution that is affordable and protects your assets

  • Act as your representative, standing between you and HMRC. We answer their questions, not you

  • Go through all the options available to find the best outcome

What is your plan?

If you are able to remove the Control of Goods order, will that be enough to get you back on track.

What is the best thing to do? Even without HMRC pressure, will your Company make it through to the other side of its “financial difficulties”? Do you have a plan? Do you have a back-up plan? Do you have contingent plan?

We are a specialist company that handles HMRC enforcement through all the various stages. We can help you make a workable plan, with contingencies. We know the process, and we know the steps HMRC must take in order to correctly implement Taking Control of Goods. If there is a way to counter this line of enforcement, we know it and we can implement it.

There are still options available to you, but as the clock ticks these options become more limited. Do not delay, call us on 0800 007 5010.

Control of Goods

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Taking Control of Good & Field Force Visits – What is it?

HMRC has upwards of 1,000 Field Force Officers in the UK. Their duty, as certified High Court Enforcement Officers, is to make contact with Businesses in arrears with VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax or other Crown Liabilities with a view to recovering arrears

They have the power to catalogue, seize and sell your assets. Though initially their role is to make face to face contact to check the address and see if matters can be sorted without enforcement, they can attend with a Bailiff to value, witness, possess or remove the goods immediately.

Remember: Field Force Officers cannot force entry without a court order. They can however remove goods without a court order if they are allowed onto the premises. Bear in mind opening the door to a Field Force Officer or Bailiff is classed as peaceable entry.

If you are visited by a Field Force Officer, it is time to start negotiations with HMRC.

Many directors have described HMRC enforcement processes as being on a conveyor belt, moving from one form of enforcement to another more restrictive form, until eventually the Company is wound up.

If you are getting visits, you are on the beginning of that conveyor belt. If you want to get off, you will need help. The longer wait the less options you have.

We can help you look at alternative outcomes, and different ways forward. Call us on 0800 007 5010.

Control of Goods Procedure

It is usual for HMRC to send you written notice that this stage of enforcement is to take place, giving you a period of time to get the arrears up to date and all outstanding returns submitted

However, they do not have to let you know in advance. Field Force Officers have the legal right to visit the business premises without notice, and carry out their enforcement.

Taking Control of Goods usually involves several visits by HMRC. You will first be given a warning letter of potential action. HMRC will then arrange to visit the premises and catalogue the assets of the business. At this stage, HMRC will also add an additional 7.5% levy to your existing debt (if the debt is over £1,500). You will also be responsible for the additional costs of sale.

Though they can remove goods straight away, it is usual to be given a period of time to bring the account up to date before they attend a second time to remove goods. At the point they attend to remove assets, an additional 7.5% is levied against the company (if the debt is over £1,500). In essence this process can leave you with 15% higher HMRC liabilities and no assets.

GET HELP TODAY

Company Advice are experts at dealing with HMRC. Sometimes the best advice is to seek advice. Why make your own mistakes, when you can get it right first time.

What Should You Do?

Act immediately to begin steps to counter this action

Contact us on 0800 007 5010.

Remember, removing or halting the Control of Goods process is only the first step. You will need to have planned an alternative route to satisfy these debts, which we can help with.

Company Advice can inform you of all available solutions, and take care of corresponding with HMRC on your behalf whilst negotiations and planning is in process.

If there is a threat of Control of Goods, then we can help you look towards setting up a Time to Pay Deal instead.

Note: if HMRC agents have already attended the premises and the process has begun, it is unlikely they will allow you to have a time to pay deal, if you apply yourself. With our help and detailed proposal, you will have a much better chance at success.

Control of Goods Consultation

If you’d like to look into the options surrounding your company, please contact Company Advice directly. Every business is different and requires a unique approach. Find out what your options are with a free, no obligation consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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