HMRC, VICTORIA AVENUE SOUTHEND-ON-SEA SS99 1AA
From our research, HM Revenue & Customs locations (including HMRC, VICTORIA AVENUE SOUTHEND-ON-SEA SS99 1AA) can be open 24 hours a day, but their customer service team are available to answer your questions between the hours of Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm, Saturday: 8am to 4pm, Sunday: 9am to 5pm . We have been unable to discern the opening hours for this location.
About HM Revenue & Customs
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC) is a non-ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regulatory regimes including the national minimum wage.
HMRC was formed by the merger of the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, which took effect on 18 April 2005. The department’s logo is the St Edward’s Crown enclosed within a circle.
The department is responsible for the administration and collection of direct taxes including income tax and corporation tax, capital taxes such as capital gains tax and inheritance tax, indirect taxes (including value added tax), excise duties and stamp duty land tax, and environmental taxes such as Air Passenger Duty and the climate change levy. Other aspects of the department’s responsibilities include National Insurance contributions, the distribution of child benefit and some other forms of state support including the Child Trust Fund, payments of Tax Credits, enforcement of the national minimum wage, administering anti-money laundering registrations for Money Service Businesses and collection and publication of the trade-in-goods statistics. Responsibility for the protection of the UK’s borders passed to the UK Border Agency within the Home Office on 1 April 2008 and then to UK Border Force and the National Crime Agency in 2013.
HMRC has two overarching Public Service Agreement targets for the period 2008”2011:
Improve the extent to which individuals and businesses pay the tax due and receive the credits and payments to which they are entitled
Improve customers’ experiences of HMRC and improve the UK business environment
HMRC is a law enforcement agency which has a strong cadre of Criminal Investigators (c. 2000) responsible for investigating Serious Organised Fiscal Crime. This includes all of the previous HMCE criminal work (other than drug trafficking but used to include this up until 2008) such as Tobacco Alcohol and Oils smuggling. They have aligned their previous Customs and Excise powers to tackle previous Inland Revenue criminal offences. They are responsible for seizing (or preventing the loss of) billions of stolen pounds of HMG’s revenue. Their skills and resources include the full range of intrusive and covert surveillance and they are a senior partner in the Organised Crime Partnership Board.
HMRC inland detection officers have wide-ranging powers of arrest, entry, search and detention. The main power is to detain anyone who has committed, or whom the officer has reasonable grounds to suspect has committed, any offence under the Customs and Excise Acts.
HMRC is also listed under parts of the British Government which contribute to intelligence collection, analysis and assessment. Their prosecution cases may be coordinated with the Police or the Crown Prosecution Service.