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.
Indirect taxes - paid by you or your business on money spent on goods or services.
We pay and administer:
We protect you by enforcing and administering:
Further information in respect of how we run HMRC are all available from our Corporate Governance section.
For more facts and figures about what we do, see the HMRC Pocket Guide 2012 (PDF, 512K)