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HMRC campaign – credit card sales

Posted by: edwinsmith on April 30th, 2015

HMRC are currently running a campaign aimed at taxpayers who accept card payments for goods or services who have not declared all their UK tax liabilities.

HMRC has details of all credit and debit card payments to UK businesses which they can use to identify individuals and businesses who may not have paid what they owe.  If you have not declared all your income and HMRC catch you, you will have to pay the undeclared tax, a penalty of up to double the tax you owe, and you could even go to prison if they pursue a criminal prosecution.

It is important for individuals to use this campaign to come forward and declare all their income under a ‘voluntary disclosure’ in order to obtain best terms for penalties. Under this campaign an individual will have four months to pay any additional liabilities from the date they receive HMRC’s acknowledgement of their notification.

Further information can be obtained here on HMRC website or please contact us for further advice.