Chapter IDG54010

Record NumberIDG54010
Published date19 March 2016
Why share information with the police

HMRC share information with the Police on a daily basis to combat criminality and to protect public safety. HMRC and police interests converge in a number of areas, notably, financial crime, immigration crime, and with other law enforcement issues. Sharing information in these areas is beneficial to both organisations. In addition, HMRC can assist the police in assembling evidence and information in relation to all other crimes.

Ensuring information is shared lawfully

All disclosures of HMRC information must be lawful. Please see IDG40300 for more information on lawful disclosure as provided by the CRCA. While HMRC works closely with the Police we must make sure when we share information we do so in a lawful way.

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