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Taxation: Car Washes

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) value added tax, (b) corporation tax and (c) income tax revenue foregone as a result of illegal car washing operations in each of the last three years. (323845)

HM Revenue and Customs conducts inquires each year into many thousands of people operating in the hidden economy, including in car washing and valeting services. However, no assessment has been made of the tax losses from this sector above.