Closed consultation

Call for evidence: modernising tax debt collection from non-paying businesses

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Summary

We welcome views on how HMRC can modernise its tax debt collection, and on its approach to the small minority of taxpayers who do not engage with the department and deliberately hold off paying their tax for as long as they can.

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Consultation description

The government is considering how HMRC can modernise its collection of tax debts to reflect the changing nature of the economy and new business practices. The call for evidence also seeks views on HMRC’s approach to the small minority of business taxpayers who do not engage with HMRC and hold off paying their tax for as long as they can, forcing HMRC to resort to enforcement action.

The proposals will not affect taxpayers who are in temporary financial difficulty and need support from HMRC to get back onto a sustainable financial footing, including those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is likely to be of particular interest to accountants, tax agents, legal professionals, insolvency practitioners, debt advice providers, financial advisers, and their clients.

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Published 30 November 2021