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, 16 February 2017

HMRC Goes It Alone On Verification

HMRC has confirmed that it will go it alone and develop its own identity assurance solution to replace Government Gateway when it ends in March 2018 – rather than using the government’s flagship GOV.UK Verify.

Government Gateway allows individuals, businesses and agents to use government services online by proving and authenticating their identity, and currently has more than 50 million active accounts.

In theory HMRC will provide a more agile, flexible and secure set of services, and at a lower cost.

Let's see how this goes then!




Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

HMRC MTD Project Structure


It looks pretty accurate to me!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Dominic Rabb Proposes Fines For HMRC Blunders


Kudos to Dominic Raab MP who has outlined what should be done about the unmitigated shambles that is HMRC in a new paper for the TaxPayers’ Alliance, recommending ways to simplify the system.

As he notes, the UK tax code is too long and complex. That has facilitated tax avoidance, undermined UK competitiveness and led to the taxman (HMRC) acquiring arbitrary powers. This report sets out five proposals to simplify the tax system, make it fairer and more competitive, and limit the scope for abuse of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and individual taxpayers.

I most certainly fully support the recommendation that clear financial penalties should be imposed on HMRC to compensate taxpayers who suffer from the arbitrary use of new powers.

However, he has missed out one very necessary reform that I and others have been calling for over the years. Namely that HMRC should have its own ministerial office and cabinet member responsible and accountable for it.

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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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Tyrie Doesn't Believe The MTD Hype


Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie has written to the financial secretary to the treasury, Jane Ellison, requesting further detail on HMRC’s claim that the Making Tax Digital programme will cost only £280 per UK company to set up.

During the committee’s recent inquiry into the project, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the true cost would be significantly higher – as much as £2,770 per business per year.

Given this gap in estimates, Tyrie (quite rightly) is calling for clarification from both HMRC and the FSB. Tyrie has also written to FSB chairman Mike Cherry asking for the details behind that figure.

Tyrie is quoted by Computer Weekly:
The compliance cost estimates are so far apart that at least one of them must be wrong. I have written to both the HM Treasury and the Federation of Small Businesses to ask for detailed supporting methodology for their estimates.

If the FSB is right, the effects of Making Tax Digital would be crippling for many small businesses. If the government is right, businesses have something to gain in the longer term and one would expect them to be queueing up to join the pilot.
I suspect that the FSB figure is closer to the mark, what say you?

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, 8 February 2017

HMRC Tax Credit Adviser Bilks HMRC For £65K


It seems that not everyone had trouble obtaining tax credits from HMRC.

Step forward Nicola Farningham, an HMRC tax credits advisor in HMRC's Dundee call centre. She scammed £65,000 over a period of 9 years from HMRC.

As from 2005, she used her knowledge of the system to scam huge sums of cash.
She claimed she was living alone with her kids and earning only £15,000 a year. However, as the Daily Record reports, in reality her husband Paul was living with her and earning £33,000 a year.

An investigation launched in 2014 found she was married and living with him.

She now faces a jail term.

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, 7 February 2017

HMRC Nixed Beckham's Knighthood


According to the Evening Standard David Beckham’s knighthood was all-but-approved for the 2014 New Year’s Honours list until a last-minute intervention from HM Revenue & Customs.

HMRC reportedly put up a “red flag”, blocking the honour, on the grounds that the ex-England captain had been involved in a controversial form of lawful tax avoidance.

After that, Honours Committee officials reportedly entered into a dialogue with Mr Beckham’s advisers on how to “sort out” the issues raised by HMRC.

Two points cross my humble mind:

1 If the avoidance was lawful, what the fark was HMRC's problem?

2 Why was Beckham then given advice on how to sort out HMRC, when ordinary taxpayers are thrown to the wolves?

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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