A Treasury sub-committee today launches an inquiry into HMRC's effectiveness and administration, following several thousand cases of over and under-paid income tax.
This inquiry will examine HMRC's performance and its meeting of key aims such as those on tax compliance, the implication of the department's spending review settlement, whether PAYE reform is needed, and the department's future priorities.
The investigation will build on a previous Treasury committee's work, which found problems with HMRC's efficiency, staff morale and performance when dealing with tax credits.
"HMRC was criticised heavily over the end of year reconciliations," says George Mudie MP, chairman of the sub-committee.
"Like most government departments it will have to make sizable cuts in administration.
"We will examine how HMRC is doing its job, whether it can do it better and what the future holds following the Spending Review settlement."
The Treasury invites written submissions on these issues, to be returned by noon on November 17 2010.
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