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Tax cheats campaign is welcomed by Moore Stephens

Posted: 16/11/12 by MOORE

Corby-based Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants have welcomed a poster campaign by HMRC aimed at tax cheats.

The central message to the two-week advertising campaign is: “come to us before we come to you”. The campaign is not designed to facilitate disclosure but signposts links to relevant parts of the HMRC website, detailing how disclosures can be made.

Pete Simons, tax expert with Moore Stephens in Corby, said: “We welcome this campaign as we feel very strongly that the majority of people pay the correct amount of tax at the correct time, but too many people get away without full disclosure.

“In the end, everyone pays the price for revenue lost by non-payment of tax due and it’s excellent news that HMRC is doing so much to tackle this problem.”

The news follows the announcement that HMRC has received and is reviewing bank account data for UK customers of HSBC Jersey. A number of subsequent press reports indicate that the account information may also be known to others outside of HMRC.

Pete Simons added: “If anyone is concerned about the news of HSBC Jersey or has other offshore bank accounts, or if anyone would like to discuss their tax situation as a result of HMRC’s latest campaign, they should contact us.”

To find out more, contact Pete Simons at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants on 01536 461900, or make contact via @PhilipWalding on Twitter

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