Replying to a question in the Commons from Labour MP Austin Mitchell, she said the Inland Revenue ‘cannot comment on particular cases’.
But she added: ‘The government regards exchange of information as essential in combating tax evasion and avoidance.
‘The Inland Revenue regularly provides appropriate information under the provisions of agreements that provide for exchange of information.’
Making Tax Digital will impose significant additional tax compliance costs on small businesses for little or no medium term benefit, tax and small business experts told MPs
The drive towards a fully digital tax regime is an admirable one, but mandation is simply wrong, according to one of the UK's most senior tax technology practitioners - Paul Aplin
HMRC has won its tenth successive case against tax avoidance schemes promoted by NT Advisors. The Court of Appeal has ruled that NT ... read more
HMRC is continuing to ramp up the number of raids on premises it carries out as part of criminal investigations, searching 761 properties in the last year