HMRC has announced several new taskforces to investigate tax evasion in specific commercial and geographical sectors. The taskforces bring together various compliance and enforcement teams for what are delightfully (or frighteningly!) called intensive bursts of targeted activity, typically focusing on 300 of the highest risk cases.
The new taskforces are:
- Property rentals in East Anglia, London, Leeds, York, Leicester, Nottingham, Lincoln, Durham and Sunderland
- Restaurants in the Midlands – extension of work already underway in Scotland, North West England and London
- Taxi firms in Nottingham, Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire
- Market traders in London
If you know anyone in the above categories and they express concern about their tax affairs, we will be pleased to help them get the best deal.