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Tackling tax fraud: how HMRC responds to tax evasion, the hidden economy and criminal attacks

HMRC has met its targets to raise more tax revenue in the short-term; however, an estimated £16 billion is lost to tax fraud each year. HMRC needs to improve the way it uses data and analysis to understand the effect of its actions to tackle fraud.

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Published:
17 Dec 2015

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The administration of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax 2014-15

The Scottish Rate of Income Tax will be introduced from 6 April 2016. This report considers the progress HMRC has made so far.

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Published:
26 Nov 2015

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Confirmed impacts: Increasing the effectiveness of tax collection

This impacts case study shows that HM Revenue & Customs has implemented more than 80% of our 130 recommendations since 2010, leading to significant reduction in tax avoidance and improvements in accountability and governance regarding tax disputes.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

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Published:
14 Oct 2015

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A Short Guide to HM Revenue & Customs

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides, one for each government department, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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4 Sep 2015

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Fraud and Error Stocktake

The government continues to lose large amounts of money through fraud and error overpayments and many vulnerable people get less support than they are entitled to.

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21 Jul 2015

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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs 2014-15 accounts

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has today issued a report on the 2014-15 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.

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Published:
17 Jul 2015

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The effective management of tax reliefs

HM Treasury and HMRC do not keep track of tax reliefs intended to change behaviour, or adequately report to Parliament on whether tax reliefs work as expected.

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Published:
21 Nov 2014

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Managing and replacing the Aspire contract

There are serious risks to HMRC’s business if the programme to replace the Aspire contract fails to meet its objectives by June 2017, when the contract ends.

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Published:
22 Jul 2014

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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs 2013-14 accounts

The report covers HMRC’s progress in operating the PAYE service, its implementation of its new Real Time Information service and its performance in tax collection and in reducing error and fraud in personal tax credits.

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Published:
3 Jul 2014

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Tax reliefs

There are more than 1000 tax reliefs in the UK tax system. The NAO intends to carry out future work evaluating how they are developed and implemented.

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28 Mar 2014

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