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HMRC Rental Income Investigations

Recently, we have been hearing from our new and existing clients about letters they received from HMRC to investigate if they have been getting property income without declaring.

HMRC currently employs a system to investigate rental property income that hasn’t been declared by taxpayers. This process is part of their commitment to ensuring compliance with tax regulations and maintaining a fair and transparent tax system. HMRC utilises information from third parties and open-source materials, such as from news, social media, Companies House, Land Registry etc. to identify discrepancies in individuals’ tax declarations.

In cases where rental property income is suspected to be undeclared, HMRC initiates investigations, but first they will contact you to confirm in writing whether you have or have not received property income.

Depending on the information you provide, HMRC will decide how to proceed. Obviously, failure to comply with tax regulations and declare rental income can result in penalties, fines, and legal consequences.

If you have received a letter from HMRC and unsure what to do next, get in touch with us as soon as possible. We understand that it can cause some anxiety but rest assured, we would be able to provide you with the best support and advice how to proceed.