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, 7 August 2008

Seriously Misleading

Seriously Misleading
HMRC have been accused by the Joint VAT Consultative Committee of producing "seriously misleading" figures on how long it takes a business to register for VAT.

Minutes from a Joint VAT Consultative Committee meeting show that the length of wait for VAT registrations was capped at 60 days when producing calculations for the average length of time.

In other words, in order to meet its target for reducing the time taken to process VAT registrations HMRC has adopted the third world dictator's trick of lying and adjusting "reality".

HMRC remain loftily arrogant, and claim that said it had "in no way tried to mislead anyone" over VAT registration statistics.

An HMRC statement said:

"HMRC has been consistently clear about the basis on which statistics on VAT registration are calculated, including that there have been limitations in the past.

In recent months we have made substantial improvements to the processing of registration applications and this has enhanced the quality of the data and statistics available on VAT registrations
."

What a load of old bollocks!

These people don't seem to be able to distinguish truth from fiction anymore.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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