During February, HMRC has announced four new specialist task forces to combat evasion in high risk sectors.
HMRC has set up 35 task forces since the first one targeting restaurants was launched in May 2011. The initiatives bring together teams that carry out short bursts of concerted “1:1 compliance activity” in areas where there is evidence of high risk of tax evasion and fraud.
The latest task forces (and the amounts they expect to raises) will focus on:
- Northern Ireland (£3.45m)
- Fast food outlets in East Anglia (£5m)
- Fraudulent refund claims in the South East (£6m)
- Midlands jewellery trade (£2.5m)
Treasury minister David Gauke claimed that the 12...