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    APN's : Nets £4bn

    Payment policy nets more than £4bn from tax avoiders

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected more than £4 billion through the ‘pay now, dispute later’ rules for people who have used a tax avoidance scheme.

    More than 75,000 accelerated payment notices (APNs) have been issued to people under enquiry for tax avoidance since rules were introduced in 2014. And HMRC has now issued APNs on all the schemes that were already under investigation when the new rules came in.

    See Link for full article :
    Payment policy nets more than £4bn from tax avoiders - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

    #2
    "HMRC is stemming supply and demand for tax avoidance schemes – the number of new schemes notified in 2015-16 under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime fell by 99% on 2005-06, from 600 to 7."

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      #3
      Originally posted by AtW View Post
      "HMRC is stemming supply and demand for tax avoidance schemes – the number of new schemes notified in 2015-16 under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime fell by 99% on 2005-06, from 600 to 7."
      The problem with that argument is that most schemes no longer need to be disclosed and therefore are no longer being reported to HMRC on creation...
      merely at clientco for the entertainment

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        #4
        Originally posted by eek View Post
        The problem with that argument is that most schemes no longer need to be disclosed and therefore are no longer being reported to HMRC on creation...
        Oh really, since when and what kind of schemes are those?

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          #5
          Originally posted by AtW View Post
          Oh really, since when and what kind of schemes are those?
          Its according to the legal opinion. To me, it would be a huge red flag.

          For the record, I support prospective APNs. Just not retrospective.

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            #6
            Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
            Its according to the legal opinion
            Well, next obvious step for HMRC would be to increase penalties for non-disclosure, perhaps even criminalise it - that would close the loop finally, even though some leaks would always remain.

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              #7
              Originally posted by AtW View Post
              "HMRC is stemming supply and demand for tax avoidance schemes – the number of new schemes notified in 2015-16 under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime fell by 99% on 2005-06, from 600 to 7."
              If a scheme is notified then all the users will get slapped with APNs, so it's hardly surprising that disclosure has all but dried up.

              APNs rendered DoTAS obsolete.

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                #8
                Originally posted by stonehenge View Post
                If a scheme is notified then all the users will get slapped with APNs, so it's hardly surprising that disclosure has all but dried up.

                APNs rendered DoTAS obsolete.
                DOTAS ensured there was an incentive for scheme creators to register their scheme
                APN removed that incentive and replaced it with an incentive to not disclose the scheme unless disclosure was unavoidable.
                merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by AtW View Post
                  "HMRC is stemming supply and demand for tax avoidance schemes – the number of new schemes notified in 2015-16 under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime fell by 99% on 2005-06, from 600 to 7."
                  And here you have, my friend, underlined the entire paradox of the situation HMRC have created for themselves.
                  Without even going into the topic that the 4 Bn they boast about are not "tax collected" but potentially refundable payments on account, their problem is that they have promised this money to the Treasury, and the Treasury will expect (reasonably or not) the APN money to keep flowing for years to come.
                  That's not gonna happen, the above quote makes it pretty clear why.

                  (Hence the desperate for them to find new avenues - naturally (what else?) through ever more controversial and retrospective legislation. Cf. "2019 charge")
                  Last edited by DotasScandal; 18 July 2017, 22:40.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DotasScandal View Post
                    And here you have, my friend, underlined the entire paradox of the situation HMRC have created for themselves.
                    There is no paradox.

                    HMRC got it good now: DOTAS means APN

                    Anybody who does anything out of ordinary who has not registered under DOTAS will be aggressively challenged to get massive fines.

                    This will kill mass scale tax avoidance.

                    The only people who'll still be avoid tax are going to be super wealthy getting unique advice, as the nature intended - HMRC can live with that.

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