Ron Horne, managing partner of Johnston Carmichael, has written an article for the Herald in which he argues that "Negotiation, not litigation, is the best way for HMRC to cut down on tax avoidance schemes".
He notes that in October 2005, Dave Hartnett – then the director general of HMRC and now its permanent secretary for tax – announced a major change in the campaign against tax avoidance, going as far as saying that "tax avoidance would be stamped out by 2008".
Hartnett is not exactly a student of human nature, is he?
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