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, 19 May 2010

Peterlee – Emerald Court, Bracken Hill Business Park

I have, on occasions, mentioned Mapeley (an offshore property company) and the rather lousy deal that HMRC made with Mapeley.

Here is a wee example of how HMRC, albeit inadvertently, have helped others make a nice little profit.

Source Drivers Jonas Deloitte

Matrix Securities Ltd

Area of Advice
Disposal of a call centre

Matrix Securities Ltd


Sold for £11.1m to show a net initial yield of 6.0%.

Date of Deal
June 2006

Our Role
We arranged the sale of a 61,000 sq ft call centre, let to the Inland Revenue, with a passing rent £717,000 pa.

The syndicate, put together by Matrix who funded the construction of the property on a speculative basis 7 years ago, were thrilled with the outcome - some £1m over expectations and provided them with a very healthy return.

I suppose though that an element of the profits made by all the parties involved, those who are onshore at least, are taken back by HMRC via tax.

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

What is TAXWISE?

TAXWISE 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 Taxwise

Tax Investigation for Dummies, by Nick Morgan, provides a good and easy to read guide for anyone caught up in an HMRC tax investigation. A must read for any Self Assessment taxpayer.

Click the link to read about: Tax Investigation for Dummies

HMRC Is Shite (, also available via the domain, is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

No comments:

Post a Comment