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Revenue Jersey 2020 tax compliance programme

2020 compliance programme

Revenue Jersey has published a programme of compliance activities it will undertake during 2020 in accordance with its compliance strategy based on the Promote, Prevent and Respond model.


  • A broadcast campaign to encourage people who habitually do not file returns on time to do so, building on the introduction of new penalties.
  • A broadcast campaign to encourage legal professionals to review any arrangements which currently  reduce their partnership liabilities to tax at the 20% rate.
  • Provision of better web based guidance will continue.
  • Visits to newly registered GST businesses will be made to help them meet their obligations.
  • Publishing a list of common errors with FATCA and CRS reports before the next reporting deadline.


  • Online filing for personal taxpayers will be launched in January 2020.
  • New civil penalties for late filing and late payment will come into force in 2020, removing the need for criminal sanctions.
  • Revenue Jersey will make increasing use of data from third parties (such as banks) and overseas financial institutions.
  • Agent accounts will be set up for FATCA and CRS purposes allowing agents to see a list of all the entities for which they are responsible in one place.


  • Examination of accounting practices in law partnerships. For example, the use of connected service companies by legal professionals.
  • Examination of compliance with tax law by self-employed driving instructors.
  • Risk based and occasionally random checks on compliance with GST law, the Income Tax Instalment System and Social Security contribution law by Jersey employers.
  • Desk based reviews and on-site visits to financial institutions which present the highest risks of not complying with the FATCA and CRS rules.

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