HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

HMRC Knows Best

HMRC Knows Best
HMRC have stated, in a reply to Bates Wells & Braithwaite, that they are better than the Charity Commission when it comes to determining which charities are fraudulent:

"HMRC has already identified fraud by individuals and charities registered by the commission and OSCR, which suggests that the charity regulators' checks are clearly not sufficient for effective tax administration."

A Charity Commission spokesman is quoted in ThirdSector:

"The commission and HMRC have different regulatory roles and perspectives, but we work closely to prevent the fraudulent abuse of charities."

Is it really an effective use of time and money for two bodies to be looking at the same thing?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. That is totally ffing dumb why are HMRC in competition with another government department?

  2. Actually scratch that - under free market ectoplasm Cunservative [sic] ideological capitalism rules govt departments are now effectively 'tendering' for the work that they do in order to justify their existence.

    So, in other words, don't look for things to improve within HMRC for the time being, they are now too busy doing things like trying to negotiate with central govt to be dealing with such mundane tasks as oh - I don't know - actually running the department.

    Actually this might work out for the better, the less interference from Excom might mean that HMRC staff are allowed to just get on and do their job. Whoopee!