HMRC have announced that they have launched six new Taskforces which will target traders who do not pay the right amount of tax. HMRC Taskforces are specialist teams which look into specific high risk trade sectors in targeted areas of the UK. The teams will visit businesses and examine their records and carry out other checks and investigations.
HMRC’s Mike Eland, Director General Enforcement and Compliance, said: “These six new Taskforces will bring together specialists from aross HMRC to tackle tax dodgers. If you have paid all your taxes you have nothing to worry about. But deliberately evading tax you should be paying can land you with not only a heavy fine but possibly a criminal prosecution as well.”
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