HMRC ‘tax snitching’ rewards reach £1m during financial crisis
Pay-outs for informing on tax evasion rise in latest financial year, new figures showBy Steve Lodge | 30 July 2012
I would not like to see this turned into a career
Stephen Camm, tax partner, PwC
More than £1 million has been paid out in rewards for informing on tax evasion in the UK during the financial crisis, Exaro can reveal.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is handing out hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in the little-known bounty payments amid growing public concern about tax evasion.
The rewards to members of the public rose by more than a fifth in the latest financial year, figures released to Exaro by HMRC under the Freedom of Information Act show.