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, 27 April 2017

Attack of The Zombie MTD



"Washed up" or not, MTD will return!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

HMRC Raids Newcastle United and West Ham


The Telegraph reports that Newcastle United's St James' Park and West Ham's London Stadium have been raided by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs following an investigation into the clubs' transfer activity.

Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley is among those to have been arrested following the raids.

HMRC say they have arrested "several men working within professional football industry for suspected of income tax and national insurance fraud", though there have been no arrests at West Ham.

Action has been taken as tax officers further investigate transfers dating back as far as seven years at both clubs.

The officials have demanded details of every transfer deal undertaken by the clubs over that period including seizing computers and business and financial records. Mobile phones have also been confiscated.

They are examining the deals and the fees paid to players and agents following the transfers in an investigation that is understood to have originated in France.

HMRC confirmed that 180 officers took park in the raids in the UK and France with a number of premises in the north east and south east of England being searched. The arrests are connected to a suspected income tax and National Insurance fraud.

The irony is that the West Ham stadium is publicly funded and Baroness Brady (Karen Brady of The Apprentice) runs West Ham

Tax does have to be taxing.

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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.

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£10M Cumulative HMRC Bonuses Rewarding Failure


The Sun reports that bonus payouts to HM Revenue and Customs have hit a four-year-high

Former CEO Dame Lin Homer picked up the maximum bonus of £17,500 in each of the last two years on top of her annual salary package of £185,000.

Additionally, 80 of the most highly-paid civil servants were also handed lump sums of between £9,500 and £17,500.

The four year cumulative bonuses total £10M, bonuses in 2016 totalled £2.5M (the highest since 2012).

A reward for failure!

What say you loyal readers?

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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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Making Tax Digital Dropped From Finance Bill


Rest assured it will come back!

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, 24 April 2017

Election Purdah Cancels MTD Hearing


The Treasury Select Committee has cancelled the two evidence sessions it had scheduled for this week, one on Making Tax Digital and the other with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, due to the upcoming general election.

As per CCH Daily:

On 25 April HMRC senior executives, Theresa Middleton and Jim Harra, were due to appear before the committee to explore developments with Making Tax Digital, while on the 26 April the committee was going to take evidence from Philip Hammond.

Due to the upcoming election both meeting have now been cancelled, with no information on if/when they will be rescheduled.


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



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HMRC New and Interim Director General Appointments


My thanks to a loyal reader who sent me a wee note wrt the following that was announced within HMRC last week:
"Karen Wheeler has been appointed as Director General for Border Coordination, a new post in HMRC.
The new role will oversee the cross-government approach to coordinating work at the border, bringing together the work of 18 departments across policy, strategy, operational delivery, IT, infrastructure, legislation and security.
Karen joins HMRC from NHS England and has previously worked in the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and as a management consultant in the private sector.
Also today, Chief Executive Jon Thompson confirmed Rachel McLean as interim Director General for Customer Services and David Richardson as interim Director General for Customer Compliance.
This follows the recent announcement that Ruth Owen and Jennie Granger will be leaving HMRC in May.
Rachel is Director of Finance and Planning in Customer Services. She joined HMRC in 2015, and before that was a director at Transport for London.
David is Director of Counter-Avoidance. He joined the Inland Revenue as a trainee inspector in 1979 and has been a director at HMRC since it was formed in 2005 in a wide range of compliance and policy roles.
Rachel and David will be in post until permanent appointments are made following a fair and open competition for the Director General roles."
All of this in spite of the fact that there is a general election and, as such, senior appointments surely ought to be kept in abeyance until a new government is formed.


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"