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What are HMRC actually saying in their fishing expedition?
My immediate reaction to what is clearly an HMRC 'fishing expedition' is, do you actually have offshore income? If you do then declare it, if not respond the HMTC's letters denying any such income. Do this in writing, not by verbal communication.
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You are only required to declare income upon which tax has not been levied. In this case there is no income to declare and I would advise you to tell HMRC politely to take a running jump and concentrate more on the big boys like Starbucks and Vodafone for example whose armies of accountants and lawyers give HMRC a rough time and thus escape proper tax attention!
Tell HMRC to mind their own business as you have no overseas income end of story. Warn them that persistent questioning constitutes debt harassment, a criminal offence.
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