Published Thursday, 14 March 2013
The centres could be closed next year. (© Getty)
The tax authorities currently operate 281 of these offices - which are used to give customers face-to-face advice - across the UK, including 10 in Northern Ireland.
HMRC hopes to save around £13m per year by replacing them with a new service which includes phone calls and home visits.
Shutting the enquiry centres down could leave the jobs of 1,300 workers at risk, however HMRC said it will aim to put staff elsewhere.
It employs a total of 35 people in NI.
Thirteen offices in England will be closed on 3 June as part of a pilot scheme and if successful the scheme will be rolled out UK-wide, and the remaining centres closed.