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HMRC has announced that it is going to target higher rate taxpayers and traders in a series of new campaigns.

These will focus on: 

Marian Wilson, of HMRC’s Risk and Intelligence, said: 

“Most people pay their taxes in full and on time, so it is right that HMRC works hard to secure payment from those who have not come forward.   

“Using new technology, we have been able to analyse returns to HMRC covering a range of taxes and to cross-reference these with other information to build a picture of where we believe we have taxpayers with missing returns. 

“We are offering all the people targeted the opportunity to come forward.  Penalties will be higher if we come and find people after the opportunity. A criminal investigation may also result. I therefore urge them to disclose unpaid tax voluntarily.”


 

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