HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a major government department, which helps the honest majority to get their tax right and makes it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system. Our Counter Fraud professionals investigate the most serious frauds by bearing down on tax evasion using the full range of law enforcement powers and capabilities.

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Our Roles:

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Criminal Investigation

Gather intelligence, make arrests and help prosecute cases in court.


Gathering intelligence and building evidence-based cases against individual crimes and organised groups.

Digital, Forensic and Cyber

Unlock hidden and encrypted information from devices and uncover electronic evidence.

Economic Crime

Analyse financial records and examine data to gather evidence, and identify and recover criminal assets.

Tax Professionals

Apply your detailed understanding of tax law and business to unravel tax fraud by some of the best-advised and most determined corporations and individuals in the country.


Testing for illegal fuel and tackling smuggling operations.

INVESTIGATION SERVICE – Providing Core and Specialist support to our investigations

As well as our investigators, we have colleagues who provide essential support throughout investigations. These roles, based in our Investigation Hubs, will help investigators progress cases against criminals, fraudsters and tax cheats. You will receive specific training for the role, which could include interrogation of departmental computer systems, providing data, gathering and analysing financial intelligence, preparing witness statements for court, ordering uniform and working alongside our investigators to ensure they get the core support and specialist skills they need at the right time for their investigation. This is a really exciting area of HMRC – it spans all elements of our investigations, and the variety of roles we undertake means that no two days are the same.

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