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How HMRC is building Big Brother Britain

‘Last weekend we reported that the taxman was sending 40,000 letters to people it believed were failing to pay tax due on property investments.

The letters said: “HMRC has data relating to landlords and is comparing this with what individuals have or have not told us. HMRC is aware that you are. .  .”

Along with panic and alarm, I imagine the reaction of the recipients of these letters was to ask: “How did the taxman get this information?”

HMRC won’t answer in any detail.’

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