A new computer system that will administer the single benefit credit is “guaranteed” to fail because the benefit system is so complicated, a consultant has claimed.
A Wolverhampton phone retailer has been jailed for committing VAT fraud worth £754,000.
HMRC’s Business Records Checks programme has been scaled back, despite claims by the Revenue that it is in fact extending it.
The amount of tax that went uncollected in 2009-10 was £35bn, down £4bn from the previous year, according to the latest estimate of the UK “tax gap” published by HMRC.
Fraudulent “phishing” emails purporting to be from the taxman have risen by about 300% over the past year, according to HMRC.
The ICAEW Tax Faculty has broadly welcomed proposals on the Agent Strategy, but still has a ‘number of reservations’ on how tax agents will engage with HMRC.
HM Treasury will continue in its fight against tax avoidance by the UK's wealthiest people with the recruitment of an additional 2,250 tax inspectors.
Britain’s top tax official has defended HMRC’s strategy for tackling tax evasion and the recent tax deal with Switzerland. Nick Huber reports.
HMRC has responded to concerns raised by tax agents with a wide-ranging initiative to improve its service to agents - starting with post processing and handling.
- ICAS: HMRC record checks are “flawed” 220,707 18
- Reasonable Excuse scorecard 2011: Taxpayers 20 HMRC 12 49,357 17
- HMRC helplines begin move to 03 numbers 35,081 19
- HMRC ‘reasonable excuse’ definition under fire 29,435 22
- Struck-off companies dodge £16bn a year 26,683 59