Information & Inspection Powers: Information Notices: introduction
The majority of people co-operate fully when we ask for information or documents so we can carry out a check of their tax position. They appreciate that co-operation will help the check to be as quick and effective as possible.
Some persons will not be in a position to co-operate with informal requests for information or documents perhaps because of confidentiality or Data Protection issues. Others may not co-operate for a variety of reasons or they may be slow in responding. If an informal approach is not successful we may issue a legal notice requiring them to provide information or produce documents. This notice is called an information notice.
This section of the guidance tells you about
- the four different types of information notice, see CH23060
- the approval needed before each type can be given, see CH23080
- the notice itself, see CH23200
- how the tribunal can be asked to approve notices, see CH24000
- appeals against information notices, see CH24300.