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 one, 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.”