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Tax avoidance investigations netted £494m for Treasury in 2015

Tax avoidance investigations netted £494m last year
PROBES by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into tax avoidance schemes raked in an additional £494 million in income tax for Treasury coffers last year, figures from law firm Pinsent Masons show. HMRC has stepped up its investigations after several public figures, including actors, musicians, sports stars and comedians, were named as beneficiaries of tax avoidance measures. Paul Noble, tax director at Pinsent Masons, said: "HMRC has had a number of high-profile wins in tackling tax avoidance, with some of the UK's most famous faces suffering intense public scrutiny for their supposed involvement[...]
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