Lords Economic Affairs Committee report - HMRC powers: Treating Taxpayers Fairly

Released 04 December 2018

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its second Finance Bill 2018-19 inquiry report on 'HMRC Powers: Treating Taxpayers Fairly'.

In recent years, HMRC has been granted greater powers to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. The report concludes that recent powers provided to HMRC undermine the rule of law and hinders taxpayers' access to justice. The Committee calls for the oversight of HMRC and its powers to be reviewed. The report also recommends that consideration should be given to widening the remit of the Adjudicator's Office, and to oblige HMRC to follow its recommendations. The Committee has also recommended that Parliament considers how it can improve the scrutiny of the powers being given to HMRC and how it uses those powers.

For more information and to view the report, see Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, peers find.

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