New HMRC fraud hotline launched
07 April 2017
On 3 April 2017 HM Revenue and Customs launched the HMRC Fraud Hotline, a new public service that will simplify the fraud and evasion reporting process.
A new single telephone number and online form will replace two separate tax evasion and customs hotlines.
People who want to report fraud or evasion can contact HMRC through:
The new HMRC Fraud Hotline - on 0800 788 887 - between 8am and 8pm seven days a week. (an international service is available for callers overseas – 0203 080 0871)
A new digital form on GOV.UK’.
As well as making it easier to report fraud and evasion, streamlining this service will allow more efficient analysis of the intelligence; ensuring suitable cases are passed to investigators as quickly as possible.
The HMRC Fraud Hotline can be used to report a range of offences, including:
PAYE and National Insurance fraud
undisclosed offshore investments
tax credit fraud
failure to pay UK duty
tax evasion and VAT fraud.