Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement

03 July 2018

The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) will build on existing international cooperation by sharing intelligence and expertise and will work together on joint operations to tackle tax crime. Together they have begun to develop tactical plans and identify opportunities to pursue cyber criminals and enablers of an international tax crime.

As a result of the creation of J5 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be able to build on work that is reported to have secured more than £2.8 billion from offshore tax evaders since 2010.

Simon York, director HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, said:

Tax crime and money laundering are becoming increasingly global and sophisticated, so it’s crucial we continue to work with international partners to tackle these threats.

The formation of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) shows our commitment to leading that fight.

Working together, we are broadening the horizon of tax crime enforcement, making the world smaller for those seeking to exploit our systems and ensuring no one is beyond our reach.”