Taxation: Self-assessment

HM Treasury written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been accrued to the public purse from fines levied by HM Revenue and Customs for late submission of tax returns in the last 12 months.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

It is not possible to separately identify the figure for late submission of tax returns, but in 2015-16 the total accrued revenue for all fines and penalties was £1.0 billion. This is reported on page 160 of HM Revenue and Customs’ Annual Report and Accounts, which are available to view at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-annual-report-and-accounts-2015-to-2016.

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