The new tax assurance commissioners approved tax deals worth £1.7bn between HMRC and taxpayers during six months last year.
The three commissioners make decisions in sensitive cases, including those with more than £100m tax under consideration. The tax disputes resolution board was created after concerns about the way HMRC made deals with companies such as Vodafone and Goldman Sachs. Critics said HMRC let the companies off too much tax; something HMRC denies.
In the first six months under the new arrangements, the Tax Disputes Resolution Board referred...
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