HMRC’s Hartnett uses YouTube to warn tax dodgers

Top taxman Dave Hartnett has made his debut on
urging UK citizens with offshore accounts to take one last chance to declare
their assets.

“Here’s a blunt message from Revenue & Customs. Times have changed, the
taxman now has more powers, and more information. If you’re a UK based investor
and have offshore accounts or assets, you must declare them. If you evade tax on
your offshore assets you’ll be found out and could be prosecuted,” said Hartnett
on YouTube.

Hartnett, permanent secretary for tax at
HM Revenue
& Customs
, is no stranger to the spotlight. He has appeared in
front of the Treasury Select committee, records podcasts on HMRC’s website and
has been interviewed on Accountancy Age TV on several occasions.

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