Taxation: Car Washes

Treasury written question – answered am ar 25 Mawrth 2010.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Christopher Fraser Christopher Fraser Ceidwadwyr, South West Norfolk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) value added tax, (b) corporation tax and (c) income tax revenue foregone as a result of illegal car washing operations in each of the last three years.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Britain) (also HM Treasury), Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

HM Revenue and Customs conducts inquires each year into many thousands of people operating in the hidden economy, including in car washing and valeting services. However, no assessment has been made of the tax losses from this sector above.

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