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Question for HM Treasury

UIN 68224, tabled on 16 March 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time taken for an HM Revenue and Customs VAT investigation involving a small or medium-sized business was in the 2015-16 financial year.

Answered on

24 March 2017

HM Revenue and Customs estimate that during 2015-2016, VAT compliance checks on small or medium sized businesses averaged 13.9 weeks between being opened and closed.

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Treasury