UK: HMRC ‘almost doubles’ requests to foreign governments for tax evasion assistance
06 Jul 2017

High profile cases, including those linked to the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ leak of April 2016, have increased public pressure on HMRC to pursue those suspected of hiding income and assets offshore, according to Pinsent Masons tax investigations expert Paul Noble.

“Enlisting the assistance of foreign tax authorities in tax investigations is a powerful weapon in HMRC’s arsenal – one that it is not hesitating to use in its pursuit of suspected tax evaders,” he said.

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