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.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

UK Government Invents The Digital Age


Seemingly, until HMRC and the government started talking about it, British business and the British people had never heard of or used anything that could be remotely defined as "digital".

In effect the state has invented "digital".

Hoorah!

To mark this breakthrough the government today published its UK Digital Strategy:
"This strategy sets out how we will build on our success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone."
On perusal this "strategy" lumps together various dog end policy objectives and "on message" phrases by liberally pasting the word "digital" into every sentence and headline.

Those of you who will end up having to cope with HMRC's half arsed MTD plans (that's all of us by the way!) may find the ICAEW's MTD resource centre a modest start.

Tin hats everyone!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Public Sector IT Contractors Rebel Against HMRC


It seems that public sector IT contractors in the UK are starting to down tools across a range of projects ahead of the new tax regime in April, leaving numerous projects hanging in the balance.

Multiple sources have been in touch with The Register to report that professionals are leaving in droves rather than face the IR35 tax changes. From April the responsibility for compliance with the intermediaries legislation will be the responsibility of the public body or recruitment agency.

A survey by the site found that 90% of UK government IT contractors will rebel against proposals by HMRC to clamp down on self-employed workers not paying the correct employment taxes.

The government has responded to a petition asking to scrap the IR35 changes. It said it recognises concerns that determining whether or not the rules apply can be administratively demanding.
"In response to this, HMRC are developing an online tool that will help public sector bodies to determine whether or not the rules apply.”
However, the live date for that tool won’t be until March, by which time many contractors are expected to have left the public sector!

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.

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Monday, 27 February 2017

HMRC Customer Satisfaction Falls To 72%

 

Customer satisfaction

We want to achieve an average of 80% customer satisfaction for our digital services across the year.
During January 2017, our average customer satisfaction rate for all digital services was:


Other statistics can be seen here HMRC Monthly Performance Report January 2017

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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Tyrie Castigates HMRC's "Fairness"


Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury select committee, is not happy with how HMRC treats film investors and has written a letter to the Chancellor about it.

The FT reports that Tyrie said that “very severe financial distress” had been inflicted by the crackdown on schemes exploiting film industry tax breaks:

If a tax avoidance scheme is found by the courts to be illegal, then investors in the scheme have no option but to repay the tax that they have avoided. 

But HMRC needs to treat people fairly, including investors in what are now considered to be tax avoidance schemes, and to be transparent and timely in their approach....

This sorry story is a clear example of how tax reliefs aimed at achieving a specific policy objective — in this case to boost the UK film industry — can result in unacceptable complexity in the tax system providing scope for confusion and also some abuse. The result is that for many years HMRC have been involved in a long-running legal battle against avoidance schemes."
However, fear not, HMRC says that everything is fair:
We have worked hard to tackle abuse in the system on behalf of the vast majority of investors who play by the rules, ensuring they are enforced fairly and with sensitivity.
Nothing to see 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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Friday, 24 February 2017

Software Vendors Not Ready For MTD

Oh dear, it seems that MTD is not going according to plan.

Making Tax Digital programme director Theresa Middleton has warned members of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee that some software vendors will not be ready to take part in the Making Tax Digital pilot scheme set to commence in April 2017.

It seems that the communication between HMRC and the private sector isn't all it should be!

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, 23 February 2017

HMRC Has Hardly Moved An Inch

Kudos to Lord Turnbull who, during yesterday's grilling of HMRC, said that HMRC has "hardly moved an inch" and that it was heading for "a major row with the public" over MTD.

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"