This service will replace the two separate tax evasion and customs hotlines with one, streamlining HMRC’s intelligence gathering on tax fraud.
Customers can report all kinds of tax fraud and evasion on the new hotline, including PAYE and National Insurance fraud, undisclosed offshore investments, non-payment of the National Minimum Wage, tax credit fraud, failure to pay UK duty, tax evasion and VAT fraud.
Jennie Granger, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Compliance, said:
Information provided by the public is a crucial element of HMRC’s work to close the tax gap, so it’s vital that the reporting process is as simple and accessible as possible. The HMRC Fraud Hotline will form an important part of our intelligence gathering operations to bring in more money for the Exchequer and the country.
We encourage the public to continue to work with us and report any suspected fraud or evasion to us for investigation.
Notes to Editors
- The HMRC Fraud Hotline - on 0800 788 887 – is open between 8am - 8pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.
- You can also report online using our digital form available on GOV.UK.
- In the last financial year we received over 113,000 reports from members of the public providing information to the department.
- An audio clip for broadcast can be found here