Former HMRC inspector Philip Manley joins Dow Schofield Watts
26 January 2018
Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has launched a specialist tax resolution service called DSW Tax Resolution in response to the increasing number of businesses and individuals involved in tax investigations and disputes.
Former HMRC inspector Philip Manley will head the new
service, which will be part of the group’s
specialist tax services division, which provides advice on
structuring corporate transactions, international tax and VAT.
Manley’s mission will be to help clients who are
the subject of action by the tax authorities or facing
financial difficulties due to payment demands and support them
through the enquiry process and negotiate settlements on their
Manley previously spent 15 years at UK revenue authority
HMRC, where he was the technical lead on accelerated payment
notices (APNs), which were introduced in 2014 as part of the
government’s clampdown on alleged tax avoidance
schemes. More recently he has worked with EY as part of the tax
team at its Manchester office. He has wide experience of all
types of tax disputes and has represented both HMRC and
individuals in cases throughout the tax tribunals process.