TaxPersonal TaxTaxman targets middle class

Taxman targets middle class

Whistleblower claims taxman is targeting middle classes as it is easier than going after the rich

An insider at HM Revenue & Customs has said the taxman is targeting
middle class families as they usually don’t have accountants and are easier
targets than the wealthy.

The claim is to be made in an ITV Tonight programme which will air this
evening, the Daily Telegraph reports.

In the programme one senior tax inspector said: ‘The bottom line is if you
are rich and have an accountant we are less likely to come after you because it
costs too much.’

Grant Thornton tax partner Mike Warburton, who features in the programme,
said one part of the broadcast would focus on a London taxi driver who was
wrongly forced into bankruptcy after HMRC pursued him for a debt of 88p.

Further reading:

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tells lazy to take the bus

Democrats promise tax cuts for middle-income
families

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