Covid-19 has put a strain on HMRC in more ways than one and has affected the amount of tax investigations they can carry out.
HMRC had to implement the Government support plans so tax investigations had to take a back seat and they carried out only half the amount of investigations than the same time last year.
However, from July HMRC have been refocusing its efforts on tax avoidance and evasion. It is estimated that they have a huge backlog of cases to investigate before the end of January 2021.
HMRC are going to be very busy over the next year!