Government Response: HMRC Responds To BBC Panorama Tax Allegations


HM Revenue and Customs has issued a statement in response this evening's Panorama broadcast


Published on 28 April 2014


by HM Revenue & Customs

(WireNews+Co)

London, England

HM Revenue & Customs
HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued an official response to this evening’s upcoming BBC Panorama broadcast.

An HMRC spokesperson said:

"We are unable to discuss the confidential tax affairs of identifiable individuals or businesses.

"The settlement of all disputes is governed by HMRC’s published litigation and settlement strategy, which ensures that we only settle for the tax that is owed and which would otherwise be achieved through litigation.

"The way in which HMRC settles and assures tax disputes has been completely overhauled in recent years, making the process more transparent. The effectiveness and propriety of such settlements is overseen by a Tax Assurance Commissioner, who publishes an annual report covering all large settlement cases."


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Posted 2014-04-28 15:26:00