The crackdown was revealed in a Treasury response to Public Accounts Committee comments on the operation of Inheritance Tax by the Capital Taxes Office.
MPs said the CTO should 'give active consideration to penalty actionwhenever material understatements of gift tax liabilities have arisen through negligence or fraud.'
The Treasury, in its response to a series of PAC reports, said they agreed 'that the CTO should actively consider penalty action every timethere have been material understatements through negligence of fraud.'
CTO compliance staff have been given fresh training in the strengthenedpenalties regime provided in the last Finance Bill.
The PAC complained that checks on liable estates for unreported gifts are'far from watertight' and there was a risk that much more than the £10m identified in 1998-99 goes unreported.
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