Media enquiries

How to contact the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) press office.

HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) press office deals with media enquiries relating to all areas of the department’s work. It welcomes enquiries from all journalists, including national, regional, trade, print, broadcast and online.

We aim to provide a helpful service to journalists and reply to all media enquiries within agreed deadlines.

We are unable to help customers with their personal tax affairs.

If you have been asked to use this page to check that you’re being called by a legitimate HMRC officer, please hang up the call immediately as it is a scam. Please report this by contacting us using the Report suspicious HMRC emails, text messages and phone calls page on GOV.UK

If you are a journalist with a press enquiry or request, you should call one of our press officers (numbers below) or email

Press officers are bound by the rules of confidentiality and are expressly forbidden - in common with all HMRC staff - from discussing details of individual customers.

Three desks in the press office deal with media queries:

  • Personal Tax
  • Business, Borders and Corporate
  • Law Enforcement

Wherever possible, please try to direct your enquiry to the relevant desk listed below.

However, if you need to make a general media enquiry or are not sure which desk to contact, please call 03000 585 018 or 03000 585 029

Personal Tax desk

Responsible for:

  • Income Tax
  • IR35/managed service companies
  • PAYE and National Insurance
  • Self Assessment
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • residency issues
  • offshore taxation
  • pensions
  • debt management and banking
  • Child Trust Funds
  • Help to Save
  • Marriage Allowance
  • welfare
  • tax credits
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • Child Benefit


Role Phone number
Senior Press Officer 03000 585 015
Press Officer 03000 585 158
Press Officer 03000 505 535
Press Officer 03000 530778

Business, Borders and Corporate desk

Responsible for:

  • Corporation Tax
  • HR issues
  • Estates
  • Large Business Service
  • VAT
  • excise duties
  • environmental tax
  • data/security
  • Borders and Trade


Role Phone number
Senior Press Officer   03000 559 472
Press Officer   03000 550 493

Law Enforcement desk

Responsible for:

  • tax fraud
  • money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)
  • National Minimum Wage
  • alcohol fraud
  • tobacco fraud
  • fuel fraud
  • criminal and civil investigation


Role Phone number
Senior Press Officer 03000 589 546
Press Officer 03000 598 834

Out of hours

We offer a 24-hour service, with a duty press officer on call to help with urgent enquiries out of hours. Our normal office hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm.

If you need to contact the press office between 6pm and 9am, or at the weekend and Bank Holidays, contact our duty press officer on 03000 538 775.

This is the single contact number for all emergency out-of-hours media enquiries.