3 April 2013 by Crystal HR & Payroll Ltd
On the 1st April 2013 HMRC will have powers under new legislation brought in to address dishonest conduct by tax-agents and issue civil penalties.
From 1 April 2013, new legislation allows HMRC to:
- investigate dishonest conduct by tax agents
- charge civil penalties
- publish the details of tax agents who have acted dishonestly
For more details on the changes, visit HMRC’s website
Dishonest tax-agents form a small minority who are normally prosecuted, but when HMRC can’t prosecute, they need additional powers to penalise them.