HMRC CONSULTS ON CHANGES TO CIVIL INFORMATION POWERS

Accountancy Daily on 10th July reported that HMRC has launched a 12-week consultation on potential changes to its civil information powers, with a focus on the way it which it requests information from third parties, and the penalty regime.  The consultation reviews a number of aspects of HMRC’s information powers under Schedule 36 to the Finance Act 2008.  It reports that HMRC says the current process for issuing a third party notice, which requires obtaining approval from a tribunal, can add a great deal of time to the information gathering process, and ultimately prolongs the course of a domestic enquiry or the time taken to exchange information internationally.  The consultation closes on 2nd October

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723248/Amending_HMRC_s_Civil_Information_Powers_consultation_document.pdf

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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