By Marcus Leach

Dave Hartnett, head of HM Revenue and Customs is to retire from his position in the summer of 2012.

Mr Hartnett caused controversy earlier this year upon admitting to MPs that certain mistakes had been made when negotiating a tax deal with Goldman Sachs.

From January, the permanent secretary of tax, who turns 61 in February, will work with a new HMRC chief executive - Lin Homer.

The Goldman Sachs admission was not the only controversy Mr Hartnett caused, last September he issued letters of apology to over 1 million people following underpayment of taxes.

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