Section 788: Power to obtain information
2313.This section enables HMRC to obtain information which is relevant to this Chapter. It is based on section 778 of ICTA.
2314.Section 778 of ICTA refers to “the Board or an inspector” and “the Board or the inspector”. For the reason given in the note on section 787, consequential amendments to the references to “the Board” in section 778 appear to have been missed on the abolition of surtax. This section therefore now omits the references to “the Board” as redundant and, following section 7 of CRCA, refers to “an officer of Revenue and Customs” rather than “an inspector”.
2315.Subsection (1) includes a minor change in the law: it expressly restricts the particulars to be provided to those which an officer of Revenue and Customs may reasonably require. See Change 114 in Annex 1.