Dear HM Revenue and Customs,
In the response here https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
The following is claimed:
"We currently win over 90% of avoidance cases taken to litigation by taxpayers, many more
choose to settle before their cases get this far. "
1) Please provide the total number of avoidance cases used to make this claim.
2) Please provide me with details of how many cases have been under enquiry by HMRC (where HMRC claim the taxpayer is avoiding tax) that have not been taken to litigation by taxpayers and have been closed by HMRC in the past 4 years with zero yield.
Our ref: FOI2018/01204
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