Mind the gap: How to collect the right tax?

Mind the gap: How to collect the right tax?

Following our recent article on customer service, the other side of the coin in terms of HMRC effectiveness relates to its compliance activity. Current Tax Gap is 4.8%, or £36bn for 2021/22 HMRC neither resourced nor tasked to reduce the Tax Gap below its current...
Tax Gap Op-Ed in HMRC Magazine

Tax Gap Op-Ed in HMRC Magazine

We have recently had an op-ed published in the magazine HMRC Enquiries, Investigations and Powers. Below is the text in full. The Tax Fraud Gap The pressure on HMRC to tackle tax fraud is immense. After rolling out multiple coronavirus support schemes in a fast and...
HMRC publishes its latest Tax Gap – TaxWatch analysis

HMRC publishes its latest Tax Gap – TaxWatch analysis

HMRC’s Tax Gap has increased for the second year in a row on a like-for-like basis. The latest HMRC estimates of non-compliance are £32bn for 2020-2021, or 5.1% of total tax revenues. This is the same gap as a percentage as seen in last year’s publication...
HMRC publishes its latest Tax Gap – TaxWatch analysis

HMRC’s Tax Gap 2022 Edition – TaxWatch Briefing

HMRC’s Tax Gap increases for 2nd year in a row on like-for-like basis Latest HMRC estimate of non-compliance £32bn, or 5.1% of total tax revenues – the same gap as a percentage in 2021. This year’s figure includes a £0.7bn revision downwards to compensate for lower...