More than 1,000 doctors and dentists targeted by HMRC over tax evasion
More than 1,000 doctors and dentists are under investigation amid accusations they are guilty of tax evasion.
The tax authorities have launched “civil investigations” against medical professionals after intelligence suggested widespread abuse.
In some cases Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is considering launching separate criminal investigations against some of the doctors and dentists.
The latest campaign was launched in December 2010 and has uncovered a series of complex schemes used by medical professional including use of off-shore accounts and payments made by insurance companies.
It comes as Treasury figures show that £13.1 million has been clawed back from more than 2,000 medical staff since the HMRC launched its crackdown.
One doctor has paid back more than £1 million while one dentist has repaid more than £300,000, it was reported.