HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) was formed on the 18 April 2005, following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise Departments. Work is still continuing on our office restructuring programme. We are here to ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid.

We collect and administer:

Direct taxes- paid by you or your business on money you earn or capital you gain.

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Corporation Tax.
  • Income Tax.
  • Inheritance Tax.
  • National Insurance Contributions.

Indirect taxes- paid by you or your business on money spent on goods or services.

  • Excise duties.
  • Insurance Premium Tax.
  • Petroleum Revenue Tax.
  • Stamp Duty.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax.
  • Stamp Duty Reserve Tax.
  • VAT

We pay and administer:

  • Child Benefit
  • Child Trust Fund
  • Tax Credits.

We protect you by enforcing and administering:

  • Border and frontier protection
  • Environmental taxes
  • National Minimum Wage enforcement
  • Recovery of student loans.

We are the parent department to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and its commercial arm – District Valuer Services(DVS).

Further information in respect of how we run HMRC are all available from our Corporate Governance section.