HMRC issued 37,000 daily penalty charges in the last tax year, the department
has revealed, worth a total of £110m.
HMRC has the power to charge persistently late self-assessment filers £60 a
An HMRC spokesman is quoted in The Telegraph saying: ‘Some 37,464
daily penalty charges were raised in 2004-5. This related to charges, not
individuals, as some taxpayers would have had a daily penalty charge for more
than one year.’
The Revenue also said that it had targeted tax debts more than 12 months old,
recovering a further £143m in 2004-5.