HMRC launches new Fraud
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has
launched a new hotline for the public to report fraud and evasion in the fight
against Tax fraud.
This service will replace the two separate Tax evasion and customs hotlines with
1, streamlining HMRC's intelligence gathering on Tax fraud.
Customers can report all kinds of Tax fraud and evasion on the new hotline,
including PAYE and National Insurance fraud, undisclosed offshore investments,
non-payment of the National Minimum Wage, Tax credit fraud, failure to pay UK
duty, Tax evasion and VAT fraud.
Jennie Granger, HMRC's Director General for Customer Compliance, said:-
"Information provided by the public is a crucial element of HMRC's work to close
the Tax gap, so it's vital that the reporting process is as simple and
accessible as possible. The HMRC Fraud Hotline will form an important part of
our intelligence gathering operations to bring in more money for the Exchequer
and the country. We encourage the public to continue to work with us and report
any suspected fraud or evasion to us for investigation."