Investigating Inheritance Tax - HMRC haul hits four year high

HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has recently reported a 4-year high in Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) revenues after collecting an additional £274m as a direct result of more than 5,000 investigations during the 2019/20 tax year.

Sold UK property in 2018/19? You could be next on HMRC's 'hit list'

HMRC have confirmed they will be issuing over 14,000 letters before 30th November to individuals who have sold a UK property in 2018/19, that didn’t appear to be their main home and which could therefore potentially be subject to UK Capital Gains Tax rules.

HMRC have undeclared holiday letting income in their sights...

The 2019 financial statements for Airbnb have recently been published and include a note confirming that it will share data with HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) about the letting income earned by its hosts in the 2018 and 2019 tax years.

HMRC Nudge Letters for Overseas Income – another batch issued in July 2020

HMRC’s very own “tax gift that just keeps giving”…

HMRC Toughen Its Stance - Additional HMRC Task Forces and Criminal Prosecutions

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) specialist task forces are believed to have collected over £540 million in extra tax revenue in the last financial year. Since their inception in 2011 there have been well over 100 different task forces focusing on a variety of sectors where HMRC believe tax evasion is rife, such as the restaurant trade, the haulage industry, the fishing industry, and the property & construction sectors!

British Expats Beware - HMRC are coming...

Big Brother

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