What we do

We are the UK’s tax authority. We are responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.

HMRC is a non-ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

We work on these topics

  1. Tax and revenue

    Our tax system should be efficient and fair. It should reward work and support aspiration. The government collects taxes to fund public services, and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. Read more

  1. Reducing tax evasion and avoidance

    HMRC works to reduce tax evasion and avoidance, including preventing evasion and avoidance, giving people opportunities to declare what they owe, and prosecuting more people who break the law.

  2. Making it easier for HMRC customers to deal with their taxes

    HMRC's work to make it easy for customers to deal with their taxes and get things right, by making our products and processes more simple and straightforward, and by improving our customer service.

  3. Creating a simpler, fairer tax system

    How the government is reforming the tax system to help improve the state of the public finances, promote economic growth and reward those who work and support families.

See all our policies


Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Employment Allowance: more detailed guidance

    • 6 February 2014
    • Guidance
  2. HMRC stakeholder research 2013

    • 5 February 2014
    • Research and analysis

See all our publications

Our statistics

Our management

  • Lin Homer

    Lin Homer

    Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary

Contact HMRC

HMRC enquiries

To contact HMRC about your tax or HMRC advice and services please use this link.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of information requests

HMRC FoI Act Team
Room 1C/23
100 Parliament Street


Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in the Welsh language scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.