The fundamental problem that taxpayers face when dealing with HMRC, is the fact that the centuries old principle of British law "innocent until proven guilty" is turned on its head.
The onus falls on the taxpayers to prove his/her innocence when faced with an HMRC investigation.
Nick Morgan experienced such a "Kafkaesque nightmare" himself, and wrote about his experience in yesterday's Sunday Times.
Here is the "Director's Cut" of the article, as published on Nick's own blog at www.tax-hell.co.uk
Why do our elected representatives allow HMRC to turn centuries of jurisprudence on its head like this?
Why do we not vote for parliamentary candidates who would put a stop to this?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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