Public Accounts Committee

 


HMRC senior management answered questions on country by country reporting, fraud and error in tax credits, customer service, the legality of HMRC's voice biometrics programme, the cost of tax reliefs, registers of beneficial ownership and VAT compliance (especially in relation to online platforms). The final part of the session was spent on Brexit and customs, and included the revelation that the 'third release' of the new Customs Declaration System will been delayed to March 2019, so HMRC are testing a strategy of using CHIEF (the existing system) for exports and CDS for imports for a period.