‘Deliberate Tax Defaulters’ Named and Shamed on HMRC List

21 - 02 - 2013

A list of tax dodgers has been published on HM Revenue and Customs’ website for the first time today, as part of a crackdown on tax evasion and non-compliance.

The publication focuses on deliberate tax defaulters – people who have received penalties for deliberate errors in their tax returns or for deliberately failing to comply with their tax obligations.
The nine listed defaulters, who had tried to avoid more than £25,000 each, were found during investigations by HMRC into affairs conducted after April 2010.
The list includes a hairdresser, a licensed grocer and a knitwear manufacturer. The penalties received range from £5,229 imposed on coach operator, Brian Clifford Tattersall of Bolton to £291,830.87 imposed on wine retail, The Trade Beverage Company Ltd of Mobberley in Cheshire.
Treasury Minister, David Gauke, said: ‘The publication of these names sends a clear signal that cheating on tax is wrong and reassures people who pay their taxes - the vast majority - that there are consequences for those who refuse to tell HMRC about their full liability.’
A statement from HMRC read: ‘We have been given the power to publish these names to deter UK taxpayers from deliberately defaulting on their tax obligations. It also encourages the non-compliant to make a full disclosure at the outset of an investigation as doing so means their details will not be published.’
Click here to view the list on HMRC's website.
You may also be interested in our recent article 'MP's Calling for Tax Avoiders to be Named and Shamed'. 







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