‘Last weekend we reported that the taxman was sending 40,000 letters to people it believed were failing to pay tax due on property investments.
The letters said: “HMRC has data relating to landlords and is comparing this with what individuals have or have not told us. HMRC is aware that you are. . .”
Along with panic and alarm, I imagine the reaction of the recipients of these letters was to ask: “How did the taxman get this information?”
HMRC won’t answer in any detail.’
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