Beware of bogus emails

At this time of year there tends to be lots of communications to and from HMRC, so it’s worth noting that HMRC do not send communications to tax payers by email. If you receive an email purporting to be from HMRC, it will be some sort of scam and should be ignored and deleted.

Do not under any circumstances open attached files or disclose any personal information. Typically, the email may offer you a tax refund if you send your bank details, or some other inducement to part with similar information.

HMRC will either call you or send a letter if necessary.