Treasury Minister Susie Pinel revealed this week that since 2016, tax officers have completed almost 200 compliance inquiries regarding omissions of rental or lodger income.
From these cases the tax department generated £1.25 million in additional revenue.
Responding to a written States question from Deputy Rob Ward, the minister said Revenue Jersey had not used criminal prosecutions in any of the cases, but that they had been resolved through civil means.
She said: ‘During the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019, tax officers completed 195 compliance inquiries which included the omission of rental or lodger income.
‘These cases in total generated additional revenue approaching £1.25 million.
‘It is Revenue Jersey’s policy, wherever practical, to employ civil approaches in favour of criminal prosecutions (which are reserved for the most egregious cases).
‘All inquiries over this period were settled using civil approaches.’
The minister also said that officers are continuing to improve their ability to ensure that all income from rental properties is taxed.
She added: ‘Revenue Jersey regards property-related income as one of the higher-risk sources of income for misdeclaration and will continue to gather sources of information to improve its ability to ensure this income is taxed.’