Tax Avoidance payments

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

In the response to Tax Avoidance:Written question - 152724 found at , The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, said "...these schemes never worked and the amounts paid were always taxable under the law at the time."

Yours faithfully,

Jon Burchell on behalf of FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2018/02737

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