reporting tax evasion

New Service for Reporting Tax Evasion

The HMRC has launched an online service for people to report tax evasion, aimed at clamping down on businesses and individuals trying to cheat the tax system. The service is intended to make it easier for members of the public to report businesses or individuals they suspect of tax avoidance. The online service supports the HMRC’s telephone hotline, which it introduced in 2005. Since then, more than £42 million has been recovered through its phone lines as a result of information directly received from members of the public. Details can be submitted anonymously to the site, although people supplying information will be asked a series of questions, including their motive for making the allegations. Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Timms, said that reporting online wa... »