HM Revenue & Customs

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What HM Revenue & Customs does

We are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

We do this by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in our administration. We help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

HMRC is a non-ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our management

Jim Harra
Jim Harra
First Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive
Angela MacDonald
Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary
Penny Ciniewicz
Director General Customer Compliance
Ruth Stanier
Director General Customer Strategy and Tax Design
Sophie Dean and Katherine Green
Directors General Borders and Trade
Daljit Rehal
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Justin Holliday
Tax Assurance Commissioner, Chief Finance Officer
Esther Wallington
Chief People Officer
Alan Evans
General Counsel and Solicitor

Contact HMRC

Where's my reply?

When to expect a reply to your Income Tax, Tax credits or Self Assessment query

HMRC enquiries

Find contact details and the HMRC helpline opening hours

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

HMRC FoI Act Team
7th Floor
Central Mail Unit
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1ZZ
United Kingdom

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.