HMRC consults on proposed new sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion

February 20, 2017

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HMRC is consulting until 10 May 2017 on a group of new sanctions, including: a 100% penalty multiplier for lost revenue from repeat offences; a new civil penalty for fiscal-mark wrongdoings; reducing the threshold for publishing details of deliberate defaulters to £15,000 in overall lost revenue where the excise wrongdoing was deliberate; and imposing a statutory duty of care on landlords of retail properties where tobacco offences are committed.