HMRC payments to tax evasion whistleblowers up 63%

Pedro Gonçalves
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HMRC payments to tax evasion whistleblowers up 63%

HMRC's payments to whistleblowers reporting tax evasion have ballooned 63% in the past year to hit £473,000, according to analysis of the tax department's annual report by BDO. The firm said the sharp rise in payments suggests more people are coming forward to make reports about those evading tax.  The previous year figure was £290,250. BDO partner in tax dispute and resolution Dominic Arnold said: "In the past HMRC has said that the majority of people coming forward to provide informat...

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