For many taxpayers, a brown envelope from HMRC will not be well received at any time of the year. Odds on it will contain bad news. It may be the start of an investigation. It may be a “nudge letter” or a “Check on tax position”. It almost certainly won’t be a Christmas card!
A simple question but if it is answered the wrong way, it can have a devastating effect. “Do you have anything to disclose?” is a question that is regularly asked by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) at the outset of an investigation
As part of the UK government’s support to the economy in 2020 in response to the pandemic, exceptionally HMRC have been making payments to taxpayers rather than collecting tax payments from taxpayers. Clearly, this cannot continue indefinitely.