HMRC and the Direct Recovery of Debt
May. 10, 2019, 9:43am
Since 18 November 2015, HMRC has had the ability to instruct banks and building societies to deduct amounts to settle businesses and individuals tax debts directly from their bank accounts.
HMRC has raised £178m of tax revenue from April ’16 – Dec ’18 using the recent direct recovery of debt (DRD) power. Over £60m of this was collected from April to December 2018. With the majority of cases settling before direct intervention and payments recovered early in the process, HMRC claims the DRD is proving to be an effective deterrent. (Source Croner Taxwise).
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