In recent times there seems to have been an increase in taxpayers receiving emails/texts supposedly sent to them from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).  One example is bogus emails suggesting you might be entitled to a tax refund and inviting you to provide personal information in order to obtain it.

Please be aware that emails from HMRC will never:

  • Tell you about a tax rebate or penalty
  • Ask you to disclose personal information such as your full address, postcode, unique taxpayer reference or details of your bank account
  • Ask for financial information, unless you have given them prior consent and you have formally accepted the risks
  • Provide a link to a secure log-in page or a form asking for information (instead they will ask you to log on to your online account to check for information).

If you have any concerns with regard to an email/text you have received and you would like to discuss call David Nash, Partner on 01788 539000.