London lawyers have become the latest target in HMRC’s taskforce initiative as the Revenue widens its net to tackle tax dodgers from hair and beauty businesses to the motor trade in Scotland.
HMRC has called the latest campaign an “intensive burst” of activity in specific high-risk trade sectors and locations, and is expected to bring in £19.5m.
In what appears to be a firmer and more Draconian approach to targeting the professions, the threat to accountants could be just around the corner.
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