Supporting Guidance: employer compliance: guidance by subject: commencing the compliance check: joint visits
You may arrange joint visits to business premises with IT/CT/VAT staff to examine business records as part of a joint case or team-working.
Where the employer/contractor concerned is an SA taxpayer this should of course be under cover of an enquiry notice under TMA70/S9A, TMA70/S12AC or FA98/Sch18/Para 24 issued in conjunction with the opening letter, where possible.
You should therefore:
- always obtain the employer/contractor’s permission before such a visit COG905060.