HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) requests to professional services firms for confidential information on clients suspected of tax crimes reached a record high in 2016/17, according to law firm RPC.
These confidential data requests from the taxman jumped a fifth (19%) to 1,507 in the 12 months to 31 March 2017 - up from 1,276 in 2015/16. Such requests, RPC explained, involves HMRC's Criminal Investigation...
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