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The new tax year has begun in earnest and we have already been made aware of fake HMRC emails that have been circulated to some of our clients. This blog post will tell you how to spot a fake email and what you need to look out for.

The telling signs of how to spot a fake HMRC email:

1. HMRC will never ask you for your personal or company bank details.

2. HMRC will never ask you for any personal login details to your bank.

3. HMRC will never ask you for any personal login details to your HMRC online accounts.

4. HMRC will never disclose a refund value within an email … this is a tactic used by the fraudster to draw you in.

The one thing that you should always remember is: HMRC do not issue refund emails to anyone relating to overpaid income tax or corporation tax.

If you receive such an email and you’re interested to know where you stand in relation to your tax affairs you should always contact your accountant in the first instance. One of our accountants can advise you further if you do receive an email like this.