The body has promised to tighten up security after it found some employees routinely browsing customer files, including celebrity tax details. Although some were just looking up details out of curiosity, others were using the information maliciously and selling it on to external sources.
The admission also follows the exposure of the tax records of Lord Levy, Labour’s Middle East envoy, to the press and comes at a time when the government is promoting the wider use of computers for public services, a scheme that has already come under fire.
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
Five million taxpayers are ow using digital personal tax accounts (PTA) as part of the making tax digital strategy, HMRC said
Since the release of HMRC’s plans for digital tax reforms, many have agreed with the call for a delay