Remuneration and police informants

UK Discussion in 'General Tax Discussion' started by Forty knox, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Forty knox

    Forty knox

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    A few weeks ago, it was announced (in the UK) that some local police forces actually paid 'informants' on an ad hoc basis. Intrigued by this revelation, I asked our local PCC (police and crime commissioner) if, when these payments are made, the recipient is liable for income tax (PAYE) and how the money was declared to HMRC. I was told (eventually) that, being a police informant, they are not required to pay tax on these 'earnings'.
    Surely this isn't right and should be classed as 'tax evasion'!?
     
    Forty knox, Dec 7, 2017
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