HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Hanging On The Telephone

My sympathies to Keith M Gordon wrt his phone call to HMRC:


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

ICAEW Calls For 10 Year Review of HMRC


The ICAEW is calling for a ten year root and branch review of HMRC, to cover its service standards, culture and governance structure.

While opening the Wyman Symposium discussion yesterday, Carl Bayley, Chairman of ICAEW Tax Faculty, is quoted by Accounting Web:
We are calling this review as friends of HMRC, because it is in everyone’s interests that the organisation works as well as it should”. 
Ten years!

Has the ICAEW lost its collective marbles?

1 HMRC won't survive 10 more years, unless something is done now!

2 What kind of review takes 10 years?

This suggestion is absurd to say the least!

UPDATE

As per the comment from the ICAEW below, the 10 year review is in fact meant to mean a review on the 10th anniversary of HMRC's creation.

Mea culpa I, and many others, misinterpreted that.

However, I would wonder why only now people are asking for HMRC to be reviewed (shutting the stable door springs to mind)?


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Welsh Only


Given how strapped for resources HMRC is, would it not be helpful if this helpline allowed people to speak English as well?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

RIP Enquiry Centres - One Year On


My thanks to a loyal reader who reminded me that the last of HMRC's enquiry centres closed their doors a year ago.

At that time I wrote:
"The last of HMRC's 281 enquiry centres have closed their doors.

Taxpayers will now have to rely on call centres and personal visits from HMRC staff to help them with their tax queries
."
One year on, I ask for views and comments from readers as to how things are going without the enquiry centres?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Monday, 29 June 2015

HMRC Throws £45M At Taxpayer Service Issues



I see that HMRC has promised to throw £45M at its customer service problems, specifically call handling problems, in the hope that the issues can be fixed.

Seemingly around 3,000 additional staff will join customer service teams, in addition to 2,000 staff who are being moved over from other parts of HMRC to help with the tax credits deadlines, letters and forms.

Lin Homer is quoted by Accountancy Age:

"Good customer service is an absolute priority for HMRC. We set ourselves the target to answer 80% of calls, to provide a more consistent level of service across the year and to reduce peaks and troughs in service levels between busy and quieter times."
All very well, maybe. However, two small points:

1 The £45M is not extra money, it is money taken from other parts of HMRC's budget.

2 FFS stop calling taxpayers "customers", address that issue first!


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Friday, 26 June 2015

Postal Confusion



Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



HMRC Is Shite (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"