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.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

HMRC's Great British Bake - Off!


Patisserie Valerie, having suspended its shares over a potential fraud, has also warned investors of an HMRC winding up petition it faces over £1.14m in unpaid tax.

HMRC said Patisserie Holding’s principal trading subsidiary, Stonebeach, owes it the money, and has set a hearing date of 31 October to seek a court order to liquidate the firm and its assets.

HMRC advertised the petition last Friday. However, rather oddly, Patisserie’s board said it has only "become aware” of it yesterday.

City AM quotes the stock market update:
The company and its advisers are in communication with HMRC with the objective of addressing the petition.


The company continues to engage with its professional advisers to understand better the financial position of the group and will make further announcements in due course.”
This does not bode well for Pat Val!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

HMRC Misleading The NHS


Oh dear it seems that HMRC is misleading (deliberately? Surely not!) the NHS wrt IR35 contractor rules.

Tax experts and lawyers have called into question HMRC’s grasp of the laws surrounding IR35 and expressed fear that HMRC has misled the public sector on implementing the Off-Payroll legislation, following the exposure of a controversial webinar delivered to the NHS.

Working through intermediaries: implementing IR35 guidance in the NHS’ was delivered by HMRC’s policy advisor on IR35, Mark Frampton, to NHS Improvement in September 2017.

Leaked to ContractorCalculator by the Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA), the hour-long webinar may help explain the reportedly huge number of blanket inside IR35 assessments since the Off-Payroll tax took effect, with experts slamming HMRC’s guidance as ‘misleading’ and ‘inaccurate’.

Martyn Valentine, director of employment status specialists The Law Place. is quoted by ContractorCalculator:
Frampton’s comments on employment status case law is a matter of concern.

The guidance issued to Trustees appears geared toward finding almost all NHS locums within scope of IR35."
IHPA secretary-general, Dr Iain Campbell said:
"The consequence of this guidance to NHS Trusts has already resulted in a reduction in locums prepared to work in hospitals, leading to rota gaps not being filled, and a worsening of the winter crisis and endangering patient care.
Stephen Mhiribidi, head of legal at the IHPA, added his voice to the discussion:
Many locums are much slower to take shifts that entail significant travel, subsistence and accommodation costs, and rota gaps are increasing on a daily basis. Indeed, some trusts have found themselves in the red on the risk register as a direct consequence of this."
Speaking during the webinar, Frampton commented:
If you look at the terms and conditions, and the way that an individual works, and they work in broadly the same way as an employee, then they should be taxed broadly in the same way as employees.
Except that is wrong!

Valentine said:
Frampton is wrong here, and this is a dangerous statement, both for locums and the NHS itself.

The legislation actually requires that IR35 be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with multiple factors outside of the contractual terms taken into account.” 
The result of this misleading advice will be that genuine contractors will stop working for the NHS.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Margaret Hodge Makes a Fool of Herself



There is precious little chance of HMRC being made to improve its performance if politicians are as woefully ignorant of the basics of finance as Hodge!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 8 October 2018

The Outdated Tax System Isn't Fit For Purpose


Elaine is right, the tax sytem isn't fit for purpose and fgor HMRC to waste its time and the time and money of taxpayers trying to force 21st century earning practises into a mid 20th century model is not just daft it's WRONG!!!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Jon Thompson Given Public Drubbing by PAC



Jon Thompson, chief executive of HMRC has been given a public drubbing by MPs for failing to tell 100,000 small businesses how to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit.

Thompson was given a dressing down in a letter from parliament's Public Accounts Committee, which has been made public.

Committee chair Meg Hillier said she was "concerned and disappointed" about the lack of communication with small businesses from the department, and asked for an urgent update on how HMRC plans to make them aware of potential changes to how they trade.

She also criticised a further delay to HMRC's new customs declarations service, which is not likely to function properly until after Brexit.

The letter is quoted by City AM:
"I am both concerned and disappointed...you have made little progress.

You gave us no assurance that HMRC has a plan to ensure that businesses are aware of what they will need to do.

We are particularly concerned about the 100,000 small traders that HMRC can not engage directly with, as you do not know who they are.

I would be grateful if you could write to the Committee as soon as possible with an update on the level of business understanding and preparedness for changes to customs rules and procedures in the event of no deal."
Hillier also accused HMRC of being underprepared for changes to how businesses would pay VAT on EU imported goods after Brexit - with bills expected to be paid quicker.

Thompson told the committee his team had only just started to work with software developers to create the new system.

WHY ONLY START NOW??????

Hillier said:
"The potential move to postponed accounting is something that was foreseeable and it is reasonable to expect you to have been better prepared for it."
An HMRC spokesperson said:
“HMRC has well-developed plans to ensure that there will be a functioning customs, VAT and excise system in the unlikely event of a no deal. We have engaged with business representative bodies who will be a key partners in reaching businesses to ensure that they understand any implications for them.

We have always said the timeline for implementing the Customs Declaration Service is tight, but that we would operate the current system (CHIEF) in tandem throughout the transition. We have made good progress to ensure that the UK has a customs system capable of handling any potential volume of customs declarations after March 2019.
BOLLOCKS!

Oh, and in other news, Thompson has deleted his Twitter account.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

HMRC Is a "Paragon" - The Video



Tax does have to be taxing.

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