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Tax Evasion

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of tax evaded in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. (308375)

“Protecting Tax Revenues 2009”, published alongside the 2009 pre-Budget report and available at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/pbr2009/protect-tax-revenue-5450.pdf

provides an illustrative breakdown of the tax gap in 2007-08 by behaviour. Figures for 2008-09 are not available.