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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, 16 February 2018

Friday Fact?

#FridayFact: £1 in every £10 spent in the UK is undeclared to HMRC. That's £40 billion a year the taxman misses out on! #taxfacts

The above was posted on twitter today, is it true?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 12 February 2018

iTunes HMRC Scam


HMRC has warned of a "prolific" new scam which has resulted in vulnerable and elderly people losing thousands of pounds.

The tax man has written to the chief executives of major UK retailers urging them to share details of the iTunes phone scam with their staff so they can act as a line of defence.

The scammers prey on victims by cold calling them and impersonating HMRC members of staff. They tell them that they owe large amounts of tax which they can only pay off through Apple’s iTunes vouchers.

Victims are told to go to a local shop, buy these vouchers, and then read out the redemption code to the scammer.

The conmen then sell on the codes or purchase high-value products, all at the victim’s expense.
Figures from Action Fraud show that there have been more than 1,500 reports of this scam since 2016.

Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s director general of customer service, said: "It’s really reassuring to see reports of supermarket staff, off their own back, taking action to keep customers safe. Raising public awareness is the best safeguard against this vicious scam.

"Supermarket staff are often the last line of defence against these fraudsters. That’s why I’ve written to the chief executives of major UK retailers to urge them to make their staff aware of this scam so they can help protect unsuspecting customers."
The vast majority of the victims are aged over 65 and suffered an average financial loss of £1,150 each.

Despite campaigns by HMRC and law enforcement agencies, people are still falling victim to the scam, with the highest ever loss being reported last week of an 81-year-old man losing £20,000 after being repeatedly targeted.

Source FT https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2018/02/12/hmrc-warns-of-itunes-voucher-scam/

Tax does have to be taxing.

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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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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

HMRC Glasgow Regional Centre


HMRC confirms location of Glasgow Regional Centre

Press Release   •   Feb 07, 2018 12:34 GMT

The Glasgow Regional Centre
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has formally signed an agreement to lease a ten storey new build, at 1 Atlantic Square, Argyle Street in Glasgow, for 25 years. HMRC will be one of the largest employers in the city, adding value to the local economy and forming strong relationships with the community.

HMRC will be taking an estimated 187,205 sq. ft. of office space, eventually accommodating around 2,700 full-time equivalent employees from across the department by 2021. Atlantic Square is the 10th of the 13 new regional centres that HMRC has announced, as part of its transformation plans to create a tax authority fit for the future. HMRC is investing in the best of modern technology and basing its people in state-of-the-art and more cost-effective buildings, as it creates better, more modern customer services and makes it harder for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

Jon Thompson, HMRC Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary, said:

“Our Glasgow Regional Centre is another step in HMRC’s transformation into a modern, digitally-advanced tax authority. The centre will bring teams together promoting closer working relationships, increasing our effectiveness in collecting taxes and targeting the minority who don’t pay. We will invest in our people by creating career development opportunities, while creating stronger relationships with the local community.

"We are delighted to have agreed terms for Atlantic Square and to have made a commitment to our Regional Centre in Glasgow. This is the beginning of a process that will see our staff come together in state-of-the-art facilities, and make HMRC an important contributor to the economy and to communities in and around Glasgow.”

A Cabinet Office spokesperson said:

“We are investing in multi-departmental government hubs across the UK so that even more civil servants will be able to work in modern, flexible offices, delivering the best quality public services from every corner of the country.”

Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken, said:

“This is a significant and long-term investment in Glasgow that reinforces the city’s status as a world-class business location and a major hub for jobs in the financial services sector.”

Notes for Editors
1. The building will be subject to a 25 year lease on around 187,205 sq. ft. of office space.
2. HMRC instructed JLL to undertake a comprehensive search of Glasgow, and the Atlantic Square development was found to be by far the most suited and cost effective.
3. BAM Properties Ltd and TCP Developments Ltd are developing Atlantic Square as a joint venture.
4. The lease payments on the new HMRC Glasgow Regional Centre will be taxable in the UK.
5. HMRC is satisfied the deal represents the best value for money for the taxpayer.
6. HMRC announcement made in November 2015 about the location of all the regional centres.
7. HMRC has signed the leases of 10 new regional centre locations and the Newcastle Regional Centre will retain the current site at Benton Park View.
8. HMRC will retain a presence in East Kilbride until 2025/26.
Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority.

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.

GlasgowRegional Centre
Related / Contacts

HMRC Press Officer for Scotland
Scotland Contact: 03000 519 451
 william.lyon@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
 07469 023 331



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.

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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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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

HMRC Wastes £2.4bn of Productive Time

Poor customer service, inefficiency, and delays at HMRC means workers waste the equivalent of £2.4bn of productive time a year calling the taxman!

That's what the Institute of Customer Service has calculated anyway.

As per Graham Hambly https://twitter.com/PQMagazine/status/960821101092835328


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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Friday, 2 February 2018

Self Assessment 2018 Headlines



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, 1 February 2018

Taxing Pensions Is..Errmm..Taxing!

Sir Steve Webb (Royal London’s director of policy) said:
HMRC is clearly out of control.   It operates a system of ‘tax first, ask questions later’, presumably so that the Government can enjoy some extra interest until the money is claimed back.

It is time to speak up for ordinary citizens who are forced to pay excessive amounts of tax and then go through the hassle of claiming it back.  This is a system built around the needs of the Treasury and the bureaucracy, not one which puts people first.”

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"