The taxman is creating three new ‘taskforces’ to uncover tax evasion among taxi drivers, street market traders and buy-to-let landlords.
It is part of a recent crackdown on ‘hotspots’ identified across Britain by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) – a result of the Government’s £917million spending review. The aim is raise an additional £7billion each year by 2014/15. It has so far recovered £50m in 2012. HMRC launched 12 taskforces in 2011/12. Thirty will follow in 2012/13.
The new drive will involve ‘intensive bursts of activity’ of these team of tax officials in ‘specific high-risk trade sectors and locations in the UK’. They will typically focus on groups of up to around 300 people.
The areas of focus will include:
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