Stamp Duty Land Tax: Fraud

Treasury written question – answered on 19th May 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations into land tax fraud his Department has conducted in each of the last five years.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) methodology and (b) evidence HMRC used to estimate the alleged landfill tax fraud at £78 million prior to its raid on Niramax's offices in September 2015.

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

Over the last five years HMRC have undertaken interventions into land tax fraud that have closed 1121 risks and generated £1.563 billion of yield.

HMRC’s statutory duty of taxpayer confidentiality prevent them from commenting on the specifics of any case.

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