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.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Does HMRC Need a Review?


In February Labour announced that it would, if it took power, begin an 'immediate and independent review into the culture and practices of HMRC with regard to tax avoidance.'

Labour lost.

The question is, should HMRC be subjected to a thorough root and branch review (not just focusing on the dog whistle aspects of avoidance)?

Would a review, if it actually took place, be used by those who set it up to further their own agenda and, if not, would anyone act on the review's findings?

I welcome comment and opinions on this.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

What a Whopper! - Bernnie Ecclestone's £1BN Tax Bill



The FT reports that Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, is fighting a tax bill of more than £1bn, after Revenue & Customs reopened a long-running dispute over a family trust.

The judge ruled that a judicial review to decide whether HMRC had breached its guidance should only be considered after the commercial court decides whether HMRC’s withdrawal from its 2008 agreement was legal.

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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Thursday, 21 May 2015

HMRC Software




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"

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hodge Stands Down From PAC


Margaret "Enver" Hodge is to stand down from chairing PAC.

As such the role is up for grabs (as is tradition) for a longstanding MP in the main opposition party.

The Guardian lists some names in the frame:

- Meg Hillier, who was a member of the committee under Hodge;
- John Healey, the former housing minister;
- Helen Goodman, the shadow minister for welfare reform under Ed Miliband; and
- Gisela Stuart, who called for a grand coalition with the Tories in the event of a hung parliament.

Time will tell who gets it, and how effective he/she will be.

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"

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

FDA Predicts Job Losses


Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA civil service union, has told the Mirror that he expects HMRC to lose between 10,000 and 15,000 of its 64,000 staff.


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"

Monday, 18 May 2015

When Is a Request Not a Request?


My thanks to a loyal reader who advised me about an enquiry she received from the Valuation Office Agency VOA (which is "sponsored" by HMRC - what the fark does that mean?) the other day, wrt the rental details of a small studio she rents.

The VOA sent her a VO 6003 form (used the asses the rateable value of a non domestic property), requesting that it be filled in within 56 days.

As it's only a "request" for information, does she have to?

Yes, apparently, for if she misses the 56 day deadline she will be fined £100.

Ker Fucking Ching!

I would suggest that the VOA rewords its covering letter and changes the word "request" to "demand", given that it slaps a fine on people for non compliance!

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"