Economic geography Free trade Gold standard Recessions and recoveries National champions policy Economic liberalism Privatisation Nationalisation. We help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system. One of the critical functions of HMRC is to ensure that the flow of money to the Exchequer is seamless via its tax collection, compliance, and enforcement programs.
The agency is responsible for collecting taxes, paying child benefits, protecting the UK borders against illegal activity, and enforcing the payment of minimum wage by employers. One of the critical functions of HMRC is to ensure that the flow of money to the Exchequer is seamless via its tax collection, compliance, and enforcement programs. The functions of the taxation groups within HMRC are primarily tasked to ensure that the taxation system is implemented and adhered to in the most effective way possible.
Also, they ensure that revenue for the funding of public services is readily available. Another role of the tax-related sector of HMRC is to educate and inform the public about their tax-paying duties.
The Benefits and Credits division of HMRC is responsible for the administration and payment of tax credits, Child Benefits, and Statutory Payments, including statutory sick pay and maternity pay. The Enforcement and Compliance operational group handles diverse areas, such as taking action against the non-payment of taxes, recovering unpaid student loans, implementing systems to reduce tax avoidance such as DOTAS , and enforcing the payment of minimum wage.
HMRC can investigate individuals and businesses suspected of evading taxes or committing fraud. If the tax authority believes the entity purposely withheld information in its income disclosure, it would proceed with a criminal investigation.
The Customs arm of HMRC is focused on the protection of the UK borders against illegal activities, including the trafficking of drugs and other illicit goods. Other duties encompass the facilitation of legitimate international trade, as well as the collection of trade statistics for the UK.
In , a committee was appointed to investigate whether it would be advantageous to combine the duties of the Inland Revenue with those of Customs and Excise. HMRC is a non-ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies. Read more about what we do. Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.
Read our policy on Social media use. To help us improve GOV. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Skip to main content. UK Customs rank insignia suitable for inclusion on this page? The UKBA website doesn't clear things up. As far as I know, before the merger with Inland Revenue, Customs had uniformed investigators with powers of search and arrest, that had jurisdiction throughout the country, not just at ports of entry.
So, which agency do uniformed Customs officers work for now, if any, and with what ranks, insignia and uniform? This press release suggests that Customs Cutters are operated by the Home Office.
I have now read the launch press release that includes my emphasis:. What a full merger means, I don't know: Did HMRC ever search or arrest suspected smugglers, do they now, and will they after the full merger? Yes, yes and yes - and they do not need to involve the police to do so logical since Customs in various names pre-dates the creation of the police The merger was formally completed on 5 August , and most staff have now transferred to the new agency.
HMRC will retain responsibility for Customs policy, VAT collection and "inland detection", for example seizing contraband cigarettes at locations other than ports and airports. All border functions are now UKBA. Government documents normally refer to the agency as HM Revenue and Customs.
Shouldn't we do the same? This avoids the need to rapidly move the page, should a male monarch accede to the throne. I moved it from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. Thanks for pointing out the consensus around the ships. Better to have just HM as it will future proof any documents from the inevitable change of monarchs-- It's not really up to Wikipedia to decide these things.
This can only be changed by changing the law, not be changing Wikipedia pages. To change the page as soon as Her Maj passes on would be inaccurate. HMRC is not required to maintain a register of all taxpayers. The link which supports this does not evidence this either. There is no pro actively maintained register of taxpayers.
For example, income tax payers are required to notify their own chargeability. There is work done by the Valuation Office Agency to maintain details of properties for the purpose of council tax, but this is a different matter. Removed the reference to maintaining a list.
Isn't it in fact an executive agency of HM Treasury? BTW, the entire category of "non-ministerial department" for the UK is highly questionable. If anyone is interested, and well-informed, could something be done about reviewing this category and as I suspect will be necessary eventually eliminating it?
HMRC is a non-ministerial department in the sense that the Commissioners of Revenue and Customs who are civil servants are directly accountable for discharging its statutory responsibilities, rather than a government minister. This is to prevent any Government from using tax investigations into individuals or companies as a political tool.
This is somewhat contradictory but the article correctly reflects the official position in law. Non-Ministerial Department is an official category of Government bodies and the structure of the Wikipedia articles reflects this.
Done, although the new figure is not comparable with the old one as this is expressed as Full-Time Equivalent rather than total head-count. The result of the move request was: Not moved Mike Cline talk Just because it is legislated for in the act, does not mean that the welsh language title is required in the lead of this article and in the infobox.
This is a UK wide department, this is the English language wikipedia. The welsh name is not notable enough for the lead and infobox.
I'm not sure that the language of this Wikipedia or of the United Kingdom is the big issue here.
What HM Revenue & Customs does We are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC) is a non-ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regulatory regimes including the national minimum wage. Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury BREAKING DOWN 'HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)' Under the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act (CRCA), Commissioners appointed by the Queen take responsibility for the nation’s taxation system established Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a non-ministerial department.