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About HM Revenue and Customs

With almost 63,000 employees, more than £600 billion revenue and around 45 million customers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a major government department.

HMRC’s work and the revenue it collects touches the lives of every adult and business in the UK, from students and single mothers to the largest multi-national corporations. HMRC is the business that helps keep the UK working. As such, HMRC is in a league of its own.

We are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

The work that HMRC does is vital for the UK economy.

We help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

We do this by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in our administration.

Becoming a modern, digitally-advanced organisation

Our ambition is to become the world’s most digitally-advanced tax authority. We are designing new systems, products and processes around customers to make it as easy as possible for them to deal with us.

We are using digital services and smart data to help us better identify the minority who seek to avoid or evade their taxes.

As a result we continue to have one of the lowest tax gaps – the difference between what is owed and what is actually collected – in the world. We have one of the largest and most dynamic IT operations in Europe and by 2020 we will be among the most digitally-advanced tax authorities in the world.

Tax Specialist Programme

We need people with the potential to become part of the highly trained cadre of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The Tax Specialist Programme exists to identify and develop these people.

The diversity of the work at HMRC calls for a range of tax professionals and offers a broad range of career paths and possibilities.

HMRC’s Tax Specialist Programme (TSP) leads to work as a generalist tax professional or specialist in technical or investigative work.

The programme is structured to identify and develop your potential, ensuring you’re ready to take up a senior tax position when you complete the programme, which takes around 3 years.

Along the way, as you’re gaining experience and confidence through early responsibility, supported by mentoring, advice and supervision to gain tax professional qualifications, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary. At the end of the programme, you can specialise and move around HMRC to build on your experience.

You’ll learn to deal with complex tax cases, confidently negotiate with customers and their professional advisers, and lead and influence teams.

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The UK 300 rank

59 out of 300

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