HMRC taskforce achievements

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500m since they were launched five years ago with nearly £250m raised in 2015/16 alone (almost double the previous year’s yield). The taxman has launched more than 140 taskforces targeting sectors that are at the highest risk of tax fraud including the ‘adult entertainment, retail and tobacco industries. Lat year nearly new taskforces were launched including ones targeted at property, partnerships and hidden wealth. The 2015 taskforce focused on income tax led to 45 arrests for tax evasion and fraud. 12.6.16