The Tax Break Podcast | HMRC information powers and the relevance of privilege

Published on 16th Jun 2021

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In our latest tax podcast, Ian Hyde and Matt Greene discuss the role that legal privilege plays when dealing with HMRC's information requests.

Where privilege applies, there is a right to refuse to disclose the relevant communication to HMRC, even if it is otherwise reasonably required. They discuss whether it is always a good idea to rely on privilege and, if you choose not to in relation to a communication, how that can have a knock-on effect on other related communications.

The podcast also highlights problems areas when deciding whether you have a claim to privilege in the first place,  how to avoid those problems and how disputes as to privilege are resolved.

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