Offshore disclosure countdown: HMRC issues final reminder
As the deadline under the terms of the Offshore Disclosure Facility approaches, HMRC are writing to its customers to give them one final chance to own up to any unpaid tax.
They say that as of yesterday (Tuesday) they had received 8,180 notifications and issued 44,390 booklets on the topic. The letter which is going out tomorrow (Thursday) reads as follows:
"Offshore Disclosure Arrangements
We understand that your bank wrote to you a few weeks ago to say that it had been required to send us information about one or more offshore* bank accounts you hold or have held.