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.