The Centre

Taxation is a significant feature of the economy: the revenue raised by taxes in the UK amounts to 35 percent of gross domestic product. It is imperative that the burden this places on society should be reduced as far as possible by good tax design and efficient tax administration. Tax instruments should be suited to purpose and administration conducted efficiently to ensure that revenue is collected successfully and that the tax bill is distributed across taxpayers as intended by Parliament.

The Tax Administration Research Centre will play a key role in ensuring that these objectives are met. It will aim to make a positive contribution to society by improving the quality and efficiency of tax administration. This will be achieved through the application of leading research methodologies to address questions with significant policy relevance. The outcome will be an improvement in tax administration leading to enhanced customer satisfaction and an increased tax yield.