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HMRC internal manual

Compliance Handbook

Information & Inspection Powers: Penalties: What is the penalty: Inaccuracy

The amount of the penalty for an inaccuracy

  • in information provided, or
  • a document produced

in response to an information notice must be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence.

The maximum penalty is £3000 but we would only consider that amount for very serious cases of deliberate inaccuracy.