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HMRC receipts record revealed in annual report and accounts for 2016-17

25 July 2017
Issue: 4609 / Categories: News

Tax revenues up for seventh consecutive year.

HMRC collected £574.9bn tax in 2016-17 £38.1bn more than in 2015-16. This is the seventh consecutive year that the department brought in record total tax revenues. Other key points include:

  • £28.9bn compliance yield;
  • 91.7% taxpayer calls handled against its target of 85%;
  • 9.6 million taxpayers submitted their self-assessment tax returns online by 31 January with 1.7 million filing through their personal tax account;
  • 987 014 tax credits claimants renewed online using HMRC’s digital service compared with 754 900 in 2015; and
  • more than 1 200 apprentices recruited.

Edward Troup HMRC executive chair and permanent secretary said: ‘Our ability to collect the money required to fund the UK’s public services is of course the ultimate yardstick by which we will be measured but the public rightly...

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