John has over 25 years of experience undertaking tax investigations and enquiries of all types. He was an ex-Inspector of Taxes and has over 10 years’ experience within HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). During his time there John worked in local districts, the Large Business Service (LBS) and latterly within Specialist Investigations (SI).
After leaving HMRC he spent another 10 years in the Tax Investigations practice of a ‘Big 4’ firm before launching his own venture, which was the bedrock of Pathfinder. John is renowned as a tax technical expert on matters relating to tax enquiries and investigations and has also written tax training courses and enjoys presenting at seminars.
He has worked extensively on all types of enquiries from Hansard, or Code 9, now renamed Contractual Disclosure Facility cases or CDF, through Code of Practice 8 cases, to local compliance cases within local offices or Large & Complex or High Net Worth Units (HNWU). John can also assist with cases under the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF), and the new Swiss and Offshore Island Disclosure routes.