It is possible to defend an HMRC winding up petition, but only with expert legal help. HMRC are well known for taking a tough approach with companies which owe them money. But our team of lawyers supported by an ex HMRC expert of 18 years can help you keep trading. We often negotiate settlements for companies and resolve the petition by consent.
Negotiated settlements of HMRC winding up petitions can be difficult. HMRC often take a hard line on repayment of outstanding HMRC debts including National Insurance, PAYE, VAT and other types of debt.
We have many years of experience negotiating repayment plans with HMRC and understand the way in which they work. Simply put, you need to have a coherent and believable repayment plan if you are to avoid the worst effects of HMRC winding up orders. HMRC take the attitude that this is money due to the public purse and as such, do take a hard line on getting repaid. Having said that, they do take a sensible approach with regard to repayment of debts but the key is ensuring that you can prove that this debt will be repaid.
- we can help you through the winding up petition procedure and negotiations with HMRC;
- our aim always is to avoid the worst effect of a winding up petition against a company;
- our aim is to avoid you being at risk of personal claims and director disqualification;
- we can try and obtain a validation order if needed – so you can continue to trade without personal risk whilst the winding up petition is resolved.
Our expert team of winding up petition and company rescue solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones are here to help you with if you have been served (or threatened with) and HMRC winding up petition. Contact one of our team of expert friendly experts for help today – whatever your issues, we can help find the solution which works best for you.