HMRC cracks on with digital

HMRC is on a mission to eliminate paper forms, says the FT. It is already starting to send out self-assessment forms with a lot of pre-populated data.

That will increase as it moves towards online accounts where it no longer sends out self-assessment forms by about 2020, saving 12 million people from their least favourite task of filling them in. HMRC also told the FT how useful its Connect system is in tracking down tax evaders by pulling together information from public sources as well as its own records.