DO YOU KNOW A PRISONER...
• Who needs to file a self-assessment return?
• Needs their tax affairs reviewed?
• Has a tax debt?
DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OR FRIEND...
in prison working in the construction industry (CIS registered)?
We can help with your tax refund.
ARE YOU RECEIVING LETTERS FROM...
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
• Tax Debt
• Tax Penalties
RELEASED FROM PRISON...
• Do you need tax advice setting up a business?
• Need to check your tax code?
• Need help with your tax affairs?

“The Tax Academy CIC is social enterprise, purpose of which is to provide tax support, education and training to unrepresented taxpayers, and in particular to those with criminal convictions i.e. prisoners and ex offenders.”

Paul Retout is a leading tax specialist. Paul has run seminars in both HMP Wandsworth and HMP Brixton, and visited several prisons where he has provided tax support to prisoners including HMP Hewell. Paul also works with a number of resettlement departments within prisons. His work has been recognised by both HMRC and the Ministry of Justice.

WHAT WE DO:

REMOVING THE BOUNDARIES

When somebody enters prison, their taxation affairs are typically left to ‘fester’ in the mistaken belief that the prisoner is somehow protected from dealing with HMRC. Make no mistake, HMRC will continue to pursue an individual whilst in prison, for outstanding tax affairs including tax debt. We help prisoners with their tax affairs whilst in prison and work with HMRC resolving their tax issues. We also work with prisoners after release to ensure that their tax affairs are kept current and help them understand their tax obligations. Prison provides an ideal to opportunity to bring prisoner tax affairs up- to-date whilst educating prisoners on taxation matters and preparing for them to be reintegrated into society.

WE CAN HELP:

SEE THINGS CLEARLY

The Tax Academy helps prisoners with their tax affairs in prison by currently providing free taxation support, particularly where accountants have simply abandoned their tax affairs. Most importantly we conduct a dialogue with HMRC on behalf of the prisoner. Unfortunately, there is a lack of co-ordinated support for prisoners within prisons and quite often their tax affairs are left until they are released. We provide that necessary tax support and advice to prisoners. Prisoners have a point of contact for assistance with their tax affairs whilst they are in prison, and help on the outside when they are trying to establish a business or gaining employment when they are released from prison as part of their resettlement.

OUR WORK WITH HMRC:

GIVING YOU A VOICE

For the first time the prisoner has a ‘customer voice’ within HMRC. We sit on the HMRC Individual Stakeholder Forum, and represents the entire prisoner network. We have also recently worked on a joint project with HMRC exploring the prisoner ‘customer journey’.
  • We are a member of the HMRC Voluntary Sector Tax Resolution Service (VSTRS).
  • We make tax representations on behalf of prisoners directly to HMRC.

DO YOU HAVE...

TAX DEBT?
TAX PENALTIES?
TAX RETURNS OUTSTANDING?

If yes please don’t hesitate in contacting Paul Retout, The Tax Academy