Preview – Catching the Tax Dodgers

Catching the Tax Dodgers
Duncan McCallum Senior Criminal Investigator. Picture Publicist: Jamie Fry. Photographer: Scott Kershaw.

Tax inspector has to be one of the most unpopular jobs around, but perhaps this documentary might make you like them more.

This show follows the methods that HM Revenue and Customs use to uncover those who haven’t been paying their taxes and get them to cough up. The main figure is customs officer Duncan McCallum who is tracking down the criminals, who over the course of 65 minutes include targeting a PR executive who has not paid his VAT.

It seems the show’s main ambition is to say that HMRC’s not just targeting the poor but the rich too.

Catching the Tax Dodgers is on Channel 4 at 22.00.

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