Taxman gains power to bill for court costs
HMRC will be able to charge solicitor's costs on county court case wins
THE TAXMAN will be able to charge costs when it wins cases entered into at county courts from April.
HM Revenue & Customs, which was previously unable to recover costs, now has its rights aligned with other creditors, reports the ICAEW Tax Faculty.
The costs are represented on a sliding scale set by the Ministry of Justice, and shown as ‘solicitor’s costs’ on claim forms.