HMRC Taskforce Announcement

Teams of tax investigators are to target particular trades in specific geographical areas. A typical taskforce team will include specialists to cover the taxes the business pays, which include VAT, PAYE, Self-Assessments and corporation tax. HMRC plans to have over 30 taskforce teams operating round the country by April 2013.

We have summarised below the target areas.

  • London: Markets, property rentals, property transactions, restaurants, fraudulent repayments
  • South West: Restaurants, motor trade, fast food outlets
  • South East: Overdue tax returns
  • Midlands: Taxi firms, restaurants
  • East Anglia: Property rentals
  • North East: Property rentals, motor trade
  • North West: Restaurants, construction, landlords
  • Yorkshire: Taxi firms, motor trade
  • Nottinghamshire: Motor trade
  • Northern Ireland: Hair and beauty
  • Scotland: Pubs & nightclubs, fast food outlets, restaurants, scrap metal dealers, landlords
  • South Wales: Restaurants, motor trade
  • North Wales: Restaurants, construction, landlords

HMRC will arrange a time to visit the business and inspect the records, either by phone or letter. Please tell us as soon as you get a letter or call to arrange this meeting, then, if we can speak to the officer at this stage we may be able to limit the scope of the visit.

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