HMRC 'names and shames' deliberate tax defaulters

HMRC has begun publishing the names of small businesses who they say are deliberately defaulting paying tax. 

They say it'll encourage the non-compliant to make full disclosures at the outset of investigations, but do you think it's ethically right for HMRC to 'name and shame' like this - how can they be sure these companies are deliberately defaulting on tax?

And if so, do you think it will encourage companies to be more compliant with investigation and make disclosures? 

I personally take no side, but I'm looking forward to hearing yours.

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Gimmick

Locutus |
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Not sure about it

ShirleyM |
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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Should we bring back the pillory too?

Roland195 |

Between them the 9 small

taxguru |

Defamation?

Davy |

I don't much care for Richard Murphy

George Attazder |
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Why only small businesses?

Locutus |
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Closing down notice

pawncob |
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A shared concern.

leshoward |
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The criteria for publishing the names...

George Attazder |
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perhaps......

stephenkendrew |

What about the big boys

The VAT Doctor |
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They did this for big offenders a while back

Glennzy |
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And there's your difference

ACDWebb |
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Mapeley is the most Ironic

Chris Smail |
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State Sponsored tax avoidance

The VAT Doctor |
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pre packs are the pits

chrisdxuk |

Finality

BKD |
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Local news!

Catherine123456 |

Struck off?

BKD |
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Sorry BKD!

Catherine123456 |

We have a court system which

peaky99 |

I've changed my mind

ShirleyM |
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Nearly all the names are in

peaky99 |

Company directors and v.a.t.

tomriv801 |

Yes to this...

markfd |

If you know the private

peaky99 |

Private details

BKD |
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Immoral HMRC

Sheepy306 |

Agree with Sheepy

Locutus |
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new website required

peaky99 |

Why?

ACDWebb |
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the anwer is implied in the

peaky99 |

Why not ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Tax office should look at itself.

Andrew Dinkenor |

Commercial

andrew.hyde |

Naming & shaming

trecar |

Surely a taxpayer has a right

TOC |

Confidentiality

BKD |
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Doesn't it benefit the country?

ShirleyM |
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No, Shirley, I don't ...

Alastair Johnston |
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Name and Shame

pawncob |
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i saw that site some months

peaky99 |

Not so long ago...

markfd |