HMRC relaxes stance on informal representatives

The Revenue has made it possible for third parties to request information to be sent to a taxpayer after providing certain details, without a 64-8 form in place.

In November 2013, it rolled out this service for those who are require a third party to act their behalf to HMRC - for example, a friend or relative helping an elderly or disabled person with their tax affairs.

Third parties need to provide the taxpayer’s name, address and NI number, their name and taxpayer relationship to the client to ask the Revenue to issue:

  • Duplicate tax returns, forms and copies of letters previously issued by HMRC
  • Outputs in an accessible format...

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