HMRC’s landlord campaign nets £50 million

HMRC have announced that a campaign aimed at helping residential landlords get their tax affairs in order has brought in more than £50 million making it one of their most successful voluntary disclosure opportunities. As a result... Read Full Article...

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Solicitors’ Tax Campaign

Solicitors are being given the chance by HMRC to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties, as part of a new tax campaign. The Solicitors Tax Campaign gives solicitors the opportunity to declare... Read Full Article...

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2012/13 tax gap

HMRC have announced the latest tax gap figures. The tax gap, which is the difference between the amount of tax due and the amount collected, was 6.8% of tax liabilities, or £34 billion, in 2012 to 2013.... Read Full Article...

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HMRC Credit Card Sales Campaign disclosure opportunity

HMRC have launched yet another disclosure opportunity this time aimed at undisclosed credit card sales. The Credit Card Sales Campaign is an opportunity for those affected to bring their tax affairs up to date if they are... Read Full Article...

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HMRC writes to taxpayers about effective tax rates

HMRC is writing to certain taxpayers to tell them their effective rate of tax is lower than average and to ask them to check if it’s right. The letter states: ‘A person’s effective rate of tax is... Read Full Article...

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Proposed new rules for easier prosecution of offshore tax evaders

The government will consult on plans to introduce a new strict liability criminal offence for individuals who hide their money offshore. HMRC would no longer need to prove that individuals who have undeclared income offshore intended to... Read Full Article...

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Data payment crackdown

HMRC have announced that for the first time they now have access to information on all credit and debit card payments to UK businesses. HMRC intend to use this information to aid them in a new crackdown... Read Full Article...

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HMRC introduce new safeguards for debt collection visits

HMRC have introduced a Field Force Verification Helpline, so that taxpayers can easily check whether or not a caller on their doorstep claiming to be from HMRC is genuine. Every year, HMRC visit a small number of... Read Full Article...

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HMRC’s most wanted tax fugitives

HMRC has published an updated list of their most wanted ‘tax fugitives’ and announced that a ‘fraudster’ has been apprehended at Heathrow Airport whilst travelling on a false passport, following almost ten years on the run. HMRC... Read Full Article...

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Single Compliance Process

HMRC have been trialling a new approach to enquiries, known as the Single Compliance Process (SCP).  Following feedback from the trial HMRC have now agreed that the opening letter, which advises the taxpayer that they are to... Read Full Article...

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