HMRC close in on ‘tax cheats’

29th November 2012

HMRC have launched an advertising campaign warning ‘tax cheats’ to declare all their income before it is too late.

The campaign is part of HMRC’s targeted approach to help taxpayers pay the right amount of tax, at the right time. Guidance is available at

David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said:

‘Most people play by the rules and pay what they owe, but HMRC is cracking down on those who don’t. Using the £917 million the government has made available to tackle avoidance, evasion and fraud, HMRC is closing in on tax cheats.’

‘It always makes sense to declare all your income and tax dodgers are simply storing up trouble for the future; getting caught means higher fines, and in the most serious cases criminal prosecution. There is an alternative. Simply visit the new website and make a fresh start.’

Internet link: HMRC press release

Posted – 29/11/2012