In April 2017, the HMRC launched a new service to simplify the fraud reporting process. A new telephone number and online form have replaced two separate tax evasion and customs hotlines.
People wishing to report fraud or evasion from 4th April will be able to contact HMRC using either:
- The HMRC Fraud Hotline – on 0800 788 887 – between 8am-8pm seven days a week
- A digital form on the GOV.UK website (https://www.gov.uk/report-an-unregistered-trader-or-business)
As well as making it easier for people to report fraud, streamlining the service will also create more time for analysis of intelligence, so cases are quickly passed into the hands of investigators.