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, 30 June 2016

Carry On Taxing!


A recorded message on the HMRC helpline says that nothing has changed in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote.

The HMRC message says:
"There are no changes to any taxes, tax credits, child benefits or other HMRC services as a result of the vote on the EU referendum.

Everything is continuing as normal. No laws have changed. There is no need to contact HMRC as a result of the EU referendum."
Carry on taxing!


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Tax Post Brexit

I take it that during the post brexit period of confusion, chaos and political meltdown we all get a tax holiday?😏

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

EU Country Sells To Customers In Another EU Country - Shock Horror Probe!


Microsoft has reportedly avoided up to £100m a year in UK corporation tax by allegedly "routing" its sales through Ireland.

The corporation has sent more than £8bn of revenues from computers and software, bought by British customers, to Ireland since 2011 as part of a deal with HMRC the Sunday Times reports.


The arrangements, known as advance pricing agreements, agree on the allocation of profit between various countries.

HMRC approved Microsoft's offshore structure in 2012, in a deal which runs from 2011 to 2017.

At this point it is worth remembering that, as part of the EU, an Irish company has every right to sell to UK customers.

A spokesperson for HMRC is quoted by the Independent:
No company will pay a single penny less in tax because of Advance Payments Agreements.

These simply set out how the tax rules will apply on complex transactions ahead of time and we keep them under constant review.
Thus the discussion begins..... 

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Sympathies To Sharron Sheridan


My sympathies to Sharron Sheridan, a self-employed mother, who has had a wee bit of a hard time claiming tax credits.

In fact, according to the Mail, she has been left on the breadline after waiting five and a half months for her tax credits claim to be processed.

For why?

Seemingly HMRC is of the view that she is dead.

When speaking to an HMRC advisor, Ms Sheridan was told that the deceased box was ticked but no date of death had been entered.

An HMRC spokesman said:
'We do not comment on identifiable tax credits claimants. 

'When we make an error we apologise and put things right, reinstating the award at the earliest opportunity and backdating the payments if appropriate."
HMRC already has form on this type of cock up, eg in 2015 HMRC was of the view that Peter Moore was dead.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 17 June 2016

HMRC Wants To Predict The Future


HMRC has tendered for a technology partner to provide a system that can use predictive analytics to identify areas of insolvency risk. The contract value is £5M.

The system will be used to ensure HMRC gets the tax it is owed by companies by alerting HMRC if a firm is at risk from insolvency.
"The analytics solution, therefore, will need to be sufficiently flexible for HMRC to adjust or rebuild it to retain its functionality after changes to HMRC's IT infrastructure."
Good luck with that then!

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, 16 June 2016

You Pay Peanuts You Get Monkeys


As loyal readers know, HMRC is doing away with its Aspire contract in favour of shorter contracts with a wider range of suppliers.

In order to ensure a smooth transition from the contract, HMRC has set up a new government-owned company called Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Service (RCDTS). Its purpose is to directly employ private sector contractors who had been working for Capgemini.

However, there is a fly in the oinkment for those who switch from private to public; as there is an ongoing Treasury policy of limiting all annual payrises across the public sector to 1% until at least 2020.

This is ironic as Dearnley told PAC this week that the new company had been set up specifically to provide "a better employment offer for the staff coming in from the private sector", including better base pay and pensions than could be expected as direct employees of HMRC.

However, he is quoted by Public Technology:
"It is limited by the pay cap.

But it does have a different salary scale and remuneration structure, so in that, we've been able to put together what we believe is a much more appropriate offer for people coming in from the private sector."
Adding:
"I'm sure this will be an ongoing topic of conversation with the Treasury over the next few years."
In other words this deal hasn't been agreed/signed off by the Treasury!

Seemingly more than a quarter of the private contractors, eligible for transfer into the civil service, have chosen not to do so.
"This was them making a personal choice that they either wanted a career somewhere else or they found a different job with a current employer, or it was their moment to retire or go off to do something different. 

That level of attrition that we saw was actually lower than we expected – but in line with the industry standard."
Maybe the civil service and the government needs to rethink how it rewards and retains people?

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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