Notices to provide documentation – whatever you do, don’t destroy it!

HMRC regularly obtain information and documentation from a number of sources.  More recently this is under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).  But HMRC’s thirst for more and more can lead to HMRC issuing Notices to provide documentation under Schedule 36 Finance Act 2008.  The worst thing that can happen is the documentation is now destroyed.  This can lead to a fine or worst still, imprisonment.