Meet the Taxman w/t (3 x 60′) – Observational documentary series with unique and unprecedented access to HM Revenue and Customs.
As Britain tries to climb out of recession, the Government has declared war on tax dodgers and given HMRC nearly £1billion in extra funding to chase them down. Meet The Taxman follows inspectors and investigators on the frontline as they set out to catch tax evaders and collect unpaid tax. Some estimate these tax deficits are burning a £35 billion hole in Britain’s public finances, draining our public services of the money they need.
The series sees tax inspectors targeting the so-called ‘high risk’ sectors, from plumbers and scrap merchants to dentists and doctors, offshore bank accounts and high net worth individuals. There are also criminal investigation units with the power to arrest, busting crime gangs all over the UK. HMRC’s message is clear – no matter who you are – if you’re avoiding tax, the net is closing in. In contrast, viewers will also see how HMRC helps the public and businesses who do the right thing and pay their taxes.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Tiger Aspect
Source: Channel 4 press release