The nature of the disclosure report and the areas it should cover are set out in the new version of the Code of Practice. These are:-
- A brief history of the business
- The nature of the irregularities and how they arose
- The extent of the irregularities, the steps taken to verify the amounts, the supporting documentation and details of any assumptions made and
- A detailed schedule of the irregularities for each period for each tax.
Since the creation of HMRC and the implementation of the new civil investigation procedures, a single report can now cover direct and indirect tax irregularities.