TaxPersonal TaxRevenue says ‘black’ economy helpline is on schedule

Revenue says 'black' economy helpline is on schedule

The Inland Revenue has denied it has failed to set up a new helpline intended to provide advice to people wanting to move from the 'black' ecnomony and become legitimate.

A spokesman said the line was expected to be up and running ‘in a couple of weeks’ and plans were going ahead according to schedule.

Howevert a precise date for the launch of the line could not be given.

‘Gordon Brown said a helpline would be estblished but he did not say it would be established overnight,’ a spokesman said.

The denial comes after reports appeared in the press that Revenue offices around the country were being contacted by people seeking a way to legitimise their business but were unable to find help because they could not passed to a dedicated helpline.

The creation of the helpline was announced by Gordon Brown during the March Budget and is seen as a significant way of retrieving billions of pounds worth of tax that currently goes unpaid.

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