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15 people chose to donate to the Treasury in the year to March in order to help reduce national debt.
HMRC has paid almost £2 million for information about tax evasion since 2013, but lacks the oversight needed to determine whether this is value for money.
New data obtained in a Freedom of Information request shows the amounts HMRC paid to informants for information about financial crimes.
Letters penned by HMRC are being sent out by financial institutions, warning of the upped risks of evading tax in a new crackdown.
A franchise of the takeaway chain has been named and shamed by HMRC as a deliberate tax evader and forced to pay a penalty.
Figures show the value of inheritance tax has been rising since 1980, with the exception of the 2008 financial crisis, and is now at its highest ever point.