Bean counters want tax amnesty

Accountants yesterday called for a general tax amnesty, which they say could bring in up to £9.4bn. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ current aggressive stance on tax avoidance and evasion is driving money underground, according to the overwhelming majority of bean counters polled by Crowe Clark Whitehill. “A general tax amnesty will prompt people to come forward and pay voluntarily,” said tax investigator Sean Wakeman.