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Tax
Specialists

At HMRC we collect over £800 billion per year that pays for public services. Our Tax Specialists are at the heart of this. They collect the full and correct amount of money due from UK taxpayers, investigate offences against the tax system and take action to identify and mitigate potential threats. The work is varied and stretching with no two days the same. From supporting individuals to working with large multi-national organisations. Our aim is simple – to ensure all taxpayers pay the right amount of tax at the right time.

If you’d like to learn more about what our Tax Specialists do, and learn more about the application process, then read on.

Tax Specialists: Watch Matt’s video for some application tips

 

Working as a Tax Specialist at HMRC

Watch this video to hear from Asmah, Emma, James and Kim on what they like most about working as a Tax Specialist at HMRC.

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Fraud Investigation Service 

HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) tackles the most serious cases of tax fraud and financial crime. With over 5,000 skilled professionals across the UK, FIS uses a range of civil and criminal powers to unravel complex frauds and bring perpetrators to justice.  

As part of a talented, collaborative team, you could be analysing financial records, conducting interviews, or presenting evidence in court. The work is varied and challenging, requiring excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to build strong cases.  

FIS offers the opportunity to apply expertise in tax law, accountancy, cybercrime, and other specialisms to protect public finances and ensure no case of fraud or corruption is beyond reach. With real responsibility from day one, it’s a role where you can make a difference while developing specialised investigation skills. 

Working as a Tax Specialist in the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC (Kim)

Working as a Tax Specialist in the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC (James)

Wealthy and Mid-sized Business Compliance

The Wealthy and Mid-sized Business Compliance (WMBC) directorate aims to put compliance and customer service at the heart of everything we do by taking a ‘customer segment’ approach, focusing on customers rather than different types of tax, so we can target and coordinate our responses more effectively. 

We focus on wealthy individuals, mid-sized businesses as well as public bodies and employment status and intermediaries, providing insight into the wealthy population, their tax affairs, and the businesses they own or influence. We have a key part to play in promoting and supporting the growth that mid-sized businesses bring to the UK economy. This is part of HMRC’s wider work to promote growth and minimise cost to business while maximising compliance. 

As part of a talented, collaborative team, you could be analysing financial records, conducting interviews, or presenting evidence in court. The work is varied and challenging, requiring excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to build strong cases. 

Working as a Tax Specialist in Wealthy and Mid-sized Business Compliance at HMRC (Asmah)

Large Business 

Large Business is responsible for over 2,000 of the largest businesses that pay a significant proportion of the total business taxes and duties that HMRC collects. Our dedicated team of 2,500 specialists work alongside our Customer Compliance Manager who are responsible for managing the overall relationship with the customer and all aspects of the customer’s tax affairs. 
 
Within this Tax Specialist role, you will be part of a Compliance team that has a customer facing role with a significant emphasis on customer compliance.  

Large and complex businesses play a pivotal role in the UK economy and you can be part of this.

Working as a Tax Specialist in Large Business at HMRC (Emma)

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