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After Brexit, the UK has continued arrangements with the EU for cross-border collection of tax debts

13th January 2021

European Council Directive 2010/24/EU of 16 March 2010 (the Mutual Assistance Recovery Directive – “MARD”) brought in a scheme for member states of the European Union (“EU”) to collect taxes due to other member states. The UK gave effect to this in the Finance Act 2011 (Schedule 25). After Brexit, the UK is obviously no longer an EU member state. Schedule 25 has been amended, however, so that the UK can keep exchanging information with EU member states, and collecting tax due to EU member states, as before.

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