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Avoiding Avoidance

Linda Allen Head of Anti-Avoidance Group Intelligence outlines how it is setting HMRC's anti-avoidance strategy
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has an obligation to protect the integrity of the tax system and to close the tax gap created by avoidance.
The Anti-Avoidance Group (AAG) is HMRC's response to this challenge. The team was established shortly after the department was founded and is setting HMRC's anti-avoidance strategy. AAG has responsibility for policy advice as well as for working with operational colleagues to identify and investigate avoidance activity more effectively.
There are four units within AAG: Intelligence Policy Investigations and the UK's representation at the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC) based in Washington DC.
AAG is building on the anti-avoidance work already...

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