Taxation: Fraud

Treasury written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion), SNP Deputy Leader

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to Question 48486 on 2 June 2010, how many submissions of the iForm had been received by (a) 30 June 2020, (b) 30 June in each of the last three tax years; and if he will estimate the number of submissions expected during the 2020-21 tax year.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The total number of iForm submissions made to the tax fraud hotline on GOV.UK in the first quarter of each tax year (April to June) for the last three tax years, was:

2019/20: 15,951

2018/19: 14,265

2017/18: 12,856

23,272 submissions were made between 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.

HM Revenue and Customs do not routinely produce estimates of the volume of expected allegations submitted through this reporting pathway.

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