HMRC Release Interactive Map of Tax Cheats

No matter what your view is on where the dividing line may be on acceptable tax planning, you can’t fail to feel satisfaction with HMRC finding and punishing the blatant tax evaders.

For the voyeurs, HMRC’s new trial version – no pun intended – of an interactive map allows you to glance across the UK at your area and find the dates, punishments and tax evaded of many successful evasion prosecutions. For the map go to – http://hmrcdigitalpilots.com/criminalinvestigation/.

For security, legal and other reasons, HMRC does not publish all the details of all successful criminal prosecutions. In the four years up to March 2014, HMRC have made 2,005 convictions with custodial sentences.