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HMRC write to licence holders following mandatory tax check requirements Published Date: 11/09/2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have written to thousands of "taxi drivers using taxi booking apps", giving them 30 days to respond or face an investigation in to their tax affairs.

This news follows the mandatory tax checks implemented in April 2022 for all taxi and private hire licence holders in England and Wales.

In a full statement made by HMRC it reads:

“HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is writing to around 4,000 taxi drivers using taxi booking apps, who may not have declared all their income.

The letters ask the taxi driver to either confirm they need to declare more income or confirm the income information provided to HMRC was correct.

“The letters will be sent out over the next 17 weeks starting from 5 September. Those receiving the letters have 30 days to respond or face a possible review of their tax affairs.

“HMRC will follow-up the letters with a text reminding people to respond. This text will not ask for personal or financial information and will not include any links to websites.

“To help individuals who receive correspondence from us check whether it is genuine, they can view our list of genuine HMRC contacts.“