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HMRC data and transparency consultation

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In its response to HMRC’s consultation on data and transparency, the CIOT has provided suggestions on how HMRC can raise the visibility of the data that it publishes so that it is easily accessible and understandable by users, including non-tax specialists. According to the CIOT, to improve trust and transparency, HMRC should publish data on information powers, criminal investigations, Code of Practice 8 and 9 investigations, disclosure facilities, enquiries/compliance checks, penalties, dealing with deliberate defaulters, and tax debt. It believes that publishing such information would raise general awareness of HMRC’s work and help to challenge non-compliance. Publication would also improve the perception of trust in HMRC’s work, that use of its budget is effective and ‘value for money’ (for the country as a whole) while also being fair.

Issue: 1499
Categories: News