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New Disclosure Opportunity
HMRC has now confirmed the details of a new disclosure initiative that will allow people with unpaid taxes linked to offshore accounts or assets to settle their tax liabilities at a favourable penalty rate.
HMRC says that under the New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) 'people who make a complete and accurate disclosure between 1 September 2009 and 12 March 2010 will qualify for a 10% penalty. Those who choose not to take this opportunity and are subsequently found to have undeclared tax liabilities are likely to face a 30% or higher penalty and also run an increased risk of criminal prosecution.'
Dave Hartnett HMRC Permanent Secretary for Tax says:
'I know there are people who regret not taking advantage of our Offshore...
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