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follower notices

Follower notices can be issued by HM Revenue and Customs to taxpayers who have entered into a tax avoidance scheme, which has been the subject of litigation in relation to another taxpayer. A follower notice requires the taxpayer to settle the dispute with HM Revenue and Customs or amend their return, or face a penalty of up to 50% of the tax in dispute.