30 June 2021

HMRC v Jason Wilkes; (UT)

HMRC v Jason Wilkes [2021] UKUT 0150 (TCC)

Income Tax – High Income Child Benefit Charge – Discovery assessments

The Upper Tribunal held that, where a taxpayer had not submitted a self-assessment return, HMRC could not issue a discovery assessment under TMA 1970 s 29(1)(a) in respect of an unpaid high income child benefit charge.  The decision can be found here.

Richard Vallat QC appeared pro bono for Mr Wilkes.

Laura Poots appeared for HMRC