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, 21 March 2019

A Poem For World Poetry Day


There is a phone box in Parliament Street,
Where once a lady showed more than her feet,
She made herself bare,
Whilst out on a dare,
But she was filled with dread,
When rumours were spread,
Though her boss was stout,
He lost his clout,
Amidst much trepidation and fear,
Lover boy was thrown out on his ear.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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HMRC Disappointed With Lorraine Kelly Ruling


Lorraine Kelly has won an appeal against HMRC over a £1.2m tax bill, after a judge ruled she was not employed by ITV, but performs as her "chatty" TV persona.

Kelly received the national insurance and income tax bill from HMRC in 2016.

HMRC claimed that she was an ITV employee, but she said she was a freelancer.

The judge ruled in Kelly's favour that she was a "self-employed star".

The BBC reports that the case centres on a contract that Kelly signed in 2012 - through a company she runs with her husband - to present Lorraine, as well as her former show Daybreak which ended in 2014 when Good Morning Britain was relaunched.

Four years later, she was sent a bill of nearly £900,000 in income tax and more than £300,000 in national insurance contributions.

Kelly appealed against tax authority HMRC, and the case was heard by the first-tier tax tribunal.

Judge Jennifer Dean ruled that the relationship that Kelly had with ITV "was a contract for services and not that of employer and employee".

The tribunal found that Kelly did not receive staff benefits such as holiday or sick pay and was allowed to carry out other work.

The judge said that Kelly could be classed as a "theatrical artist", which would mean any payments to an agent would be allowed as a tax-deductible expense.

Judge Dean said:
"We did not accept that Ms Kelly simply appeared as herself - we were satisfied that Ms Kelly presents a persona of herself, she presents herself as a brand and that is the brand ITV sought when engaging her.

All parts of the show are a performance, the act being to perform the role of a friendly, chatty and fun personality.

Quite simply put, the programmes are entertaining, Ms Kelly is entertaining and the 'DNA' referred to is the personality, performance, the 'Lorraine Kelly' brand that is brought to the programmes.

We should make clear we do not doubt that Ms Kelly is an entertaining lady but the point is that for the time Ms Kelly is contracted to perform live on air she is public 'Lorraine Kelly'.

She may not like the guest she interviews, she may not like the food she eats, she may not like the film she viewed but that is where the performance lies."

A spokesman for HMRC said it was "disappointed" with the ruling.
"We will carefully consider the outcome of the tribunal before deciding whether to appeal."
Hey Hoh, the show must go on!


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

FOI Request re Lesley Dooley MBE and Denise Bradley

FYI to read the FOI request please click the link.

The public display of the FOI has been removed by the What Do They Know site because it names people. Notwithstanding this, the request still has been sent to HMRC.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

HMRC Is Losing The Plot

This of course is HMRC attempting to spread some positive propaganda about the loan charge to journalists, in the hope that the media then pass on the propaganda to the taxpayers.

Doesn't seem to have worked as HMRC intended thusfar!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 18 March 2019

No Further Mandation of MTD Before 2021


As per AccountancyAge:
"Hammond’s written response referenced an earlier promise not to extend the mandation of MTD to any new taxes or businesses until the MTDfV system has been shown to work well, and not before 2021 at the earliest."
Given Brexit and many other issues facing HMRC, this rare display of commonsense is hardly surprising!


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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Friday, 15 March 2019

Thompson Denies "Customer" Suicides

Source here

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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