New HMRC Fraud Hotline

Posted 19 April 2017

On Monday 3rd April HM Revenue and Customs launched the HMRC Fraud Hotline, a new public service that will simplify the fraud and evasion reporting process. A new single telephone number and online form will replace two separate tax evasion and customs hotlines.

People who want to report fraud or evasion can contact HMRC through:

The new HMRC Fraud Hotline - on 0800 788 887 - between 8am and 8pm seven days a week. (an international service is available for callers overseas – 0203 080 0871)

A new digital form is available at www.gov.uk  which can be found by searching ‘Reporting fraud to HMRC’.

As well as making it easier to report fraud and evasion, streamlining this service will allow more efficient analysis of the intelligence, ensuring suitable cases are passed to investigators as quickly as possible.

The HMRC Fraud Hotline can be used to report a range of offences, including PAYE and National Insurance fraud, undisclosed offshore investments, tax credit fraud, failure to pay UK duty, tax evasion and VAT fraud.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Seddon, Risk & Intelligence Service, HMRC, on 0870 785 3637 or email michael.seddon@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk