Dear HM Revenue and Customs,
In a recent answer to Tax Avoidance:Written question - 146722, found online at the following URL:
the Rt Hon Mel Stride MP said " Its announcement at Budget 2016 provided scheme users with a three year period to repay their loans, or to agree a settlement with HMRC before the charge takes effect."
I would like the following information:
1 - Did HMRC directly notify scheme users of the loan charge?
2 - How were scheme users directly notified, by HMRC, of the loan charge becoming due in 2019? e.g. letter, email, text, phone
3 - On which date were scheme users directly notified of the charge by HMRC?
4 - How many of the estimated 50,000 scheme users have been directly notified by HMRC?
5 - If HMRC did not directly notify the scheme users, is HMRC aware of any other body notifying scheme users of the loan charge in 2019?
6 - Can people NOT contacted by HMRC (or any other agency) assume that the loan charge is not applicable to their circumstances?
Our ref: FOI2018/01155
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