Tag Archives: Information notices

Nice try by HMRC!

Taxpayers must play by the rules. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) enforces its vast powers to ensure this is so. Thankfully, those powers invariably also give taxpayers some degree of protection. For example, HMRC may require information and documents ‘reasonably required’ to check a taxpayer’s tax position. HMRC may impose penalties if the taxpayer fails… Read More »

Information notices: ‘Fishing’ allowed?

Taxpayers understandably do not generally relish contact with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), such as receiving requests for information and/or documents in respect of an individual’s tax affairs. The natural instinct of some taxpayers is to resist such requests, or alternatively to provide only the details that the taxpayer considers HMRC should be entitled to… Read More »