Taxman Doubles Investigations

Hot on the heels of news that the taxman plans to raid the bank accounts of people who owe more than £1,000 in tax, it has been revealed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) made inquiries into the tax affairs of 237,215 self-employed people last year, compared with about 119,000 in 2011-12, raising concerns that people who have made innocent mistakes are being specifically targeted. Continue reading