Lockdown thoughts: the evolution of HMRC and its increasing powers

Published on 13 September 2021

Given the complexity and, at times, lack of clarity in our tax system, concerns have been raised about the extent of HMRC's powers, particularly regarding the range of penalties that can be imposed for innocent mistakes, and the severity of penalties that can be imposed in relation to offshore matters.

There's no 'quick fix' but it is important that there is effective oversight of HMRC. 

In this episode we are delighted to be joined by David Goldberg QC of Gray's Inn Tax Chambers, who in the world of tax law needs little introduction. He shares his deep understanding of the evolution of HMRC's powers and discusses whether there needs to be proper oversight of the exercise of those powers in order to ensure fairness within the system.

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All information is correct at the time of recording. Taxing Matters is not a substitute for legal advice. Opinions expressed by the speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of RPC.

All information is correct at the time of recording. Taxing Matters is not a substitute for legal advice. Opinions expressed by the speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of RPC.