HMRC has ramped up its social media activity in recent months, with Twitter Q&As, webinars and YouTube videos on a range of topics.
The department’s Twitter account now has 40,000+ followers and regularly hosts online Q&As, including an “RTI week” from 11-15 March, during which HMRC staff will be on hand to answer questions tweeted to them via the #RTIqa hashtag.
HMRC has also posted 21 YouTube videos in the past month, which deal with topics for start-up and growing businesses, including PAYE, CT, payroll systems and record keeping.
Live and pre-recorded webinars are also available to accompany the Twitter Q&As and YouTube videos. In addition, you can follow the tax department’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or peruse its publicty images and rogues gallery of wanted fugitives and convicted criminals in HMRC's Flickr photostream.
In a recent Any Answers thread, AccountingWEB members debated the value of HMRC's growing social media presence.