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.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

MTD and Concentrix - Appalling Human Consequences


Unsurprisingly the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has expressed serious concerns about HMRC's digital policy.

Digitising the Tax System (MTD)


PAC is quoted by Accountancy Age:
HMRC is staking a great deal on the success of its plans to digitise the tax system, but once again it lacks an adequate plan if demand for its call centres does not reduce as quickly as it hopes.” 
MTD “must” meet the challenges of cutting spending, restructuring its business, dealing with Brexit, relocating staff, and replacing a major IT contract.

Also, HMRC must agree on a contingency plan with HM Treasury in case its projections are inaccurate. Meg Hillier, MP, chair of the PAC, added:
Contingency planning should not be an optional extra.

HMRC plays a vital role, it is disconcerting that again we must raise concerns about customer service and transparency in the tax system. The lack of a convincing fall-back plan to safeguard service remains a looming threat.” 

“Complete failure” of Concentrix


The Concentrix farce also came in for a well desrved kicking.

There has been “unnecessary hardship and suffering” due to the “complete failure” of the contract of HMRC with Concentrix. The actions of Concentrix resulted in many tax claimants being wrongly accused of fraudulent claims and lost their payments.

Hillier added:
We look forward to meaningful action to prevent a repeat of the failings embodied by its contract with Concentrix, a venture with appalling human consequences.”
Let's see what the future will bring!

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Transparent HMRC Salaries



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Monday, 5 December 2016

ICO Tightens HMRC FOI Deadline


This recently in from the Information Commissioner's Office:
"Dear Mr Frost

Thank you for bringing your complaint to the Commissioner's attention.

I have spoken to HMRC today and advised them that a response should be issued within the next ten working days.

In the event that you do not receive a response by close of business on Tuesday 13 December 2016 please contact me by email or on the number below.


Yours sincerely

****
Lead case officer"

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Friday, 2 December 2016

HMRC Takes Over The Gateway


The UK Government Gateway that drives online tax filing and numerous other interactions, ranging from pension scheme returns to child maintenance records, has been put to HMRC’s hands.

Theresa May confirmed that “responsibility for the government gateway will transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This change will be effective immediately.”

A spokesman for the tax department told AccountingWeb:
Nine out of 10 gateway transactions relate to HMRC, so it makes sense for us to have ownership of it.
Oh, and by the way, the gateway fell over on Wednesday morning (30 November)!

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

HMRC's View of Due Process



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

HMRC Moves To India



Place North West reports that HMRC has selected India Buildings as the preferred location for its new Liverpool home, leasing the majority of the office space within the 350,000 sq ft landmark property.

In Liverpool, HMRC currently occupies Graeme House, Regian House, Imperial Court and The Triad in Bootle.

The grade two-listed India Buildings was sold in January by Green Property to Shelborn Asset Management for £17m, and at the time was 80% vacant.

India Buildings dominates Liverpool’s traditional office district and occupies an entire block at Water Street and Brunswick Street in the heart of the commercial centre. The gross internal floor area is 500,000 sq ft and includes the Holt’s shopping arcade on the ground floor.

Quoted rent at India Buildings is £16.50/sq ft. However, the building would be extensively refurbished both internally and externally in advance of HMRC taking occupancy.

Worthington Owen is the agent for India, while JLL is advising the Government on its estate strategy.

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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