HMRC nudge letter campaigns

22nd October 2020

Over the last couple of weeks HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have started to issue a number of nudge letters. We have seen five new campaigns covering:

  1. Investment income
  2. Benefits in kind
  3. Employment income and pensions
  4. Annual tax on enveloped dwellings
  5. Deferred consideration on business disposals
  6. Capital Gains Tax on disposal of property
  7. Persons of significant control of mid-size businesses

The above are in addition to the nudge letters that we started to see over the summer in relation to overseas assets, income and gains, and COVID-19 grants.

Even though the letters are not random and are intelligence based, it does not mean to say that your filings to HMRC are incorrect.

Have you received an HMRC nudge letter? If so, ensure a response is sent to HMRC but remember a response does not mean signing the certificate! Ignoring an HMRC nudge letter could result in an HMRC compliance check. Should you require any professional advice following receipt of an HMRC nudge letter or compliance check, we can help. Even if you have not received a letter from HMRC but have found a mistake in your filings to HMRC and require professional advice, please get in touch.

If you have any questions about HMRC nudge letters or other private client tax matters, please contact Danielle Ford by email or phone at 020 7969 5591.

Danielle Ford

Partner, Head of Tax Disputes & Resolutions
+44 20 7969 5591
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