The Affluent Compliance Team within HM Revenue and Customs is looking to recruit an additional 100 inspectors as the work of the unit expands.
In addition to taxpayers with an annual income of more than £150,000 and wealth of between £2.5 million and £20 million, the unit will also cover those with wealth in the range £1 million to £2.5 million.
By the end of December the unit had brought in an extra £75 million in tax with a target of £586 million by the end of 2015.
Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said: “HMRC set up the new Affluent Teams from some of the £917 million we made available in 2010. The team has made a great start by bringing in £75 million in additional tax that would otherwise have been lost to the country.
“The vast majority of people pay their way. Dodging tax is immoral, illegal and unaffordable and the minority who cheat are increasingly finding that, thanks to the work of the Affluent Team, they have made a big mistake.”
HMRC is looking for people with external experience and appropriate qualifications for inspector and lead case director roles. They want people with recent commercial and corporate experience in personal tax to help HMRC understand its customer base.
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