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, 23 August 2016

HMRC's "Common Sense"


As part of what it terms a ‘common sense approach’, HMRC says all unincorporated businesses and landlords with annual incomes below £10,000 will be entirely exempted from the new obligations for quarterl reporting.

All very nice maybe. However, £10K is piss pathetically low.

Why on earth choose such a low threshold?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Making Tax Digital Timetable


HMRC's timetable for making tax digital has been summarised by CCH (sorry folks I can't post the link on my mobile).

What could possibly go wrong?
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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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

HMRC Rushes Digital Plans


HMRC's plans for making tax digital are being rushed at an unseemly pace.

The deadline for responding to the six consultations is 7 November.

Hardly enough time to comment thoughtfully!
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, 16 August 2016

HMRC's Seven Pillars of Wisdom

HMRC in it's effort to make tax digital has issued seven documents comprising six consultations.

Good luck!

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"

Friday, 12 August 2016

Brighton and Hove Albion Named and Shamed


Brighton and Hove Albion claim they have been “named and shamed” by HMRC for being “over-generous” with expenses to work experience staff.

The club were named among 198 companies in what the HMRC is calling their biggest list ever of firms not paying minimum wage.

Albion has been accused of owing more than £2,800 to one worker, but club officials said they were “very disappointed to be named” having already made representations to Government officials.

Responding to The Argus, the club said it had been “over generous” in paying the expenses of an individual on a work experience placement at the club two years ago.

The club said the minor administrative error was corrected by the club as soon as possible and they sought external legal advice in which they were instructed they had not breached employment regulations.

A club spokesman said because of the HMRC's decision, which the club are unable to appeal, Albion had suspended its work experience programme and been forced to close the door to “many graduates seeking such opportunities”.

Reading between the lines it appears that the club attempted to avoid tax payments on a salary by putting the payments in expenses. Rightly or wrongly HMRC have decided to name and shame, the result being that the club won't operate a work experience programme anymore because it's simply too complex and time consuming to comply with the bureaucracy.


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"

Thursday, 11 August 2016

A Question of Trust


In the move towards universal digital tax accounts for business, HMRC is trying to force companies to provide bank details on their corporation tax returns.

Although the majority of businesses submit their corporation tax return online, most automatic repayments of corporation tax are made by cheque rather than by electronic payment. CCH Daily notes that the latest research for HMRC shows that businesses on the whole do not provide their bank details when the requirement is not mandatory.

Why therefore would it be an issue if HMRC were to insist that businesses provide bank details.

Sadly it comes down to trust, or rather a lack of trust about what HMRC might do with those details.

Agents are concerned that once HMRC had been provided with bank details ‘they could use them to take future payments without seeking permission’, and there are also concerns about data security of online payments.

Do you trust HMRC with your bank details?

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"