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HMRC’s latest strategy on tax avoidance

28 March 2018 / Andy Wood
Issue: 4641 / Categories: Comment & Analysis

Getting more bang for the bucks


  • HMRC collected taxes of £574.9bn in 2016-17 a 7% increase on the previous 12 months.
  • Is the department being stretched by transformation projects and Brexit?
  • Can HMRC close the tax gap any further with its existing resources?
  • Help has been sought from the Advertising Standards Authority.
  • Do particular tax arrangements rely on misleading advertising for promotion?
  • Is the authority the proper forum in which to raise technical tax issues?

There are times when running HMRC might seem a thankless task. And that’s not merely because of the intensity of criticism aimed in its direction whenever the British public business community tax lawyers or accountants are asked their opinions about the Revenue. Being pilloried in song by some of the most famous rock and...

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