Consultation outcome

Tackling the hidden economy: Extension of data-gathering powers

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Detail of outcome

HMRC are extending their data-gathering powers to obtain data from business intermediaries who facilitate transactions, particularly online, and electronic payment service providers who operate digital wallets to help tackle the hidden economy.

Original consultation

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A consultation on the best way to implement extended data-gathering powers.


Consultation description

This consultation seeks responses on the best way to implement the extended data-gathering powers to obtain information from electronic payment providers and business intermediaries to minimise any costs to those businesses in complying with these requirements.