HC 1531 Public Accounts CommitteeFurther written evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Tax, HM Revenue and Customs

Information Requested At Pac Hearing, 12 October 2011: HM Revenue and Customs Accounts 2010–11

Please find attached the consolidated responses we promised to provide you at the hearing on 12 October 2011.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

21 October 2011

Q43–46 (Austin Mitchell): An estimate of how much tax was 'given away' in the Goldman Sachs settlement?

Taxpayer confidentiality prevents us supplying a note as requested.

Q161·163 (Stephen Barclay): Was written advice sought in all four of the cases (mentioned in the NAOreport), prior to any acceptance being communicated to the companies?

In the resolution of tax disputes, the team dealing with a case involves lawyers and other specialists at different stages, as they consider appropriate. We do not comment in any detail on legal advice sought or given in a case.

Prepared 19th December 2011