Welcome to the Tax Centre of Excellence (CoE) webpage.  It is a central resource for departmental tax advice and services available to government departments. The CoE is hosted by the Ministry of Justice that is leading this alongside the Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health and Ministry of Defence. The services offered by the CoE are set out in the Service Catalogue.

Customs and Duty

The MOD Tax Team has considerable experience in customs & duty matters and are able to provide advice on the import and export of goods to and from the UK (EU) and are currently working with HMRC and Industry on understanding the impact leaving the EU will have on the movement goods post Brexit.  If you have any customs or duty related questions – as offered in our ‘service catalogue’ – please forward these on the ‘Service Request’ form directly to MOD Tax Team for action on the ‘Contact Us’ email address below.

Contact us

Departments Contact details
Ministry of Justice & Agencies
Home Office
UK Export Finance
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
HM Treasury
Cabinet Office
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Department for Communities & Local Government
Other – Department not listed

Telephone: 07966 135 860
Ministry of Defence
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Department for International Development
Department for Transport

Telephone: 030 679 86626
Department of Health
Telephone: 0113 2545553
Department for Work and Pensions & ALBs
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Department for Education
HM Revenue & Customs

Telephone: 0113 23 24060

'What's New'

Our offerings

Government Finance Academy e-learning - VAT and PAYE

HMRC Notices and Guidance

TCoE Bulletins

Tax guidance and training guides

Quick links

Off payroll working in the public sector

Tax CoE Survey

HMRC Webinars and TCoE Training Presentations

Joint Tax CoE, HMRC and HMT Meetings.

HMRC Consultations