The National Audit Office (NAO) will investigate how HMRC tax inspectors reach settlements with multinationals following the furore surrounding Vodafone's £1.2bn deal.
The Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC) union has stepped up its campaign to re-address the deep cuts that are planned for HMRC over the next three years.
Tax officials have warned a committee of senior MPs to expect an upsurge in avoidance and a widening tax gap if planned cuts to tax collection budgets go ahead.
The government this week back-tracked on its stance over PAYE underpayments when Treasury Exchequer secretary David Gauke confirmed that HMRC would apply Extra Statutory Concession A19 to pensioner
HMRC is planning a programme of Business Record Checks into the records kept by SMEs and has issued a consultation document.
HMRC is planning a programme to investigate 50,000 small and medium sized businesses this year for failing to keep proper records and for underpaying tax.
As part of its marketing push for Self Assessment season, HMRC has become active on Twitter as @hmrcgovuk.
HMRC managed raise £8.5bn from investigating serious tax evasion cases, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.
- ICAS: HMRC record checks are “flawed” 184,951 18
- Reasonable Excuse scorecard 2011: Taxpayers 20 HMRC 12 39,975 17
- HMRC ‘reasonable excuse’ definition under fire 25,127 22
- HMRC loses husband-and-wife settlements case 23,730 18
- Struck-off companies dodge £16bn a year 23,403 59