HMRC task force tracker

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Launched in May 2011, HMRC's task force initiative focusses on areas where a significant underpayment is identified. 

Targeting areas it regards as high risk - restaurants, fast food outlets and scrap metal dealers - each specialist team will undertake an intensive burst of compliance activity to uncover businesses owing tax. 

HMRC stated the initiative is "a result of the government's £917m spending review re-investment to tackle tax evasion, avoidance and fraud from 2011/12, which aims to raise an additional £7bn each year by 2014/15."

HMRC has planned 12 taskforces in 2011/12, with more to be announced in 2012/13. Announcements and the returns achieved will be published in our full tax taskforce tracking table - visible to registered AccountingWEB members.

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21st May 2012 20:34

razor sharp

I can confirm first hand that their team on tutors and coaches are razor sharp:

Me:  The visit on Monday, can you give me some idea as to the purpose?

Her:  False self-employment in the dancing school sector.

Me:  This client has 23 dancing instructors, all through PAYE.  We paid £18k in PAYE and NI in 2010-11 tax year.

Her:  Did you?

This was on the Thursday.  The plan was that her and a colleague would take a 200 mile round trip, and spend all of Monday apart from travelling time with my client.

On the Friday they rang up to cancel, on the basis that the £18k above was a factually accurate description. Good to know their database is operating with laser-like precision to home in the bad guys!


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25th May 2012 11:16

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Love it !

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11th Jun 2012 13:43

Taxi firms Yorkshire/Derbyshire

Can anyone help, as I have not been able to find this on the HMRC website regarding the planned compliance campaign.

Could anyone kindly let me know the link?

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By alancrm
21st Jun 2012 14:38




Presumably there is a shorter version which doesn't go via google if you faff about with it a bit.  Not my strong point I'm afraid!!

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23rd Sep 2015 08:58

HMrc has done a great job by introducing tracker.


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By Arif27
14th Oct 2015 06:36

The task force tracker is an innovative move by government. Hope that it will benefit Hmrc in a long run.

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