What we do

We are the UK’s tax and customs authority, responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. Through our customs service we facilitate legitimate trade and protect our economic, social and physical security.

HMRC is a non-ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Reducing tax evasion and avoidance

    HMRC works to reduce tax evasion and avoidance, including preventing evasion and avoidance, giving people opportunities to declare what they owe, and prosecuting more people who break the law.

  2. Making the labour market more flexible, efficient and fair

    How the government is changing employment laws to encourage companies to hire staff while protecting employee rights.

  3. Making it easier for HMRC customers to deal with their taxes

    HMRC's work to make it easy for customers to deal with their taxes and get things right, by making our products and processes more simple and straightforward, and by improving our customer service.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Evaluation of Research and Development Tax Credit

    • 18 March 2015
    • Research and analysis
  2. Bank Levy: rate change

    • 18 March 2015
    • Policy paper

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Our statistics

  1. Direct effects of illustrative tax changes

    • 18 March 2015
    • Statistics
  2. UK overseas trade statistics: EU January 2015

    • 12 March 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics

See all our statistics

Our management

  • Lin Homer

    Lin Homer

    Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary

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Your questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions

Where's my reply?

When to expect a reply to your Income Tax, Tax credits or Self Assessment query

HMRC enquiries

Find contact details and the HMRC helpline opening hours

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of information requests

HMRC FoI Act Team
Room 1C/23
100 Parliament Street


Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.