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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A Recipe For Confusion

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The government has proposed a General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR), which would effectively put a blanket ban on any accounting structure that could be judged as a tax loophole – without any specific rule being in breach.

A recipe for confusion for both HMRC and taxpayers, that will cause more disputes than it attempts to resolve.

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14 comments:

  1. A recipe for confusion for both HMRC and taxpayers, that will cause more disputes than it attempts to resolve.

    Mainly HMRC. Now they just read the answers of the screen they will be buggered when someone does something out of the ordinary.

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  2. I dont get it. The coalition government is trying to move forward for a better Britain and HMRC are still heading at full steam to the 11th Century.

    Is anyone ever going to stop those monkeys in charge?

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  3. HMRC is run by miserable and very vindictive bastards. We have to wait until they die or willingly leave before the country gets a break.

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  4. Is anyone ever going to stop those monkeys in charge?

    No, the guys on the end of the phone try their best to give a service but let's face it most calls they get are from people trying to save money. This means that the is no incentive for the management to improve the service provided by the call centers as it wold probably reduce the tax receipts.

    My partner works in a call center and as a result of the treatment they receive I have found it necessary to speak to a couple of managers regarding the management style within HMRC. I must admit they can talk a good talk regarding procedures and targets but they struggled once I started giving them a hard time. We all have to work within procedures and targets but we do not all resort to bullying people because we cannot cope with work ourselves.

    Now, I have emails, performance reviews, target stats and various other pieces of paper showing the management style used within HMRC (before any managers around here start spouting about confidentiality etc, I have taken legal advice regarding these papers and I am covered). My partner is leaving HMRC soon and I will be publishing full facts and names of the managers involved.

    Legal action will be welcomed.

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  5. And there I thought the government was freezing child benefit, axing vital services, desperately trying to get us out of the hole the financial sector had got us in......still , let's all get outraged about the avoidance / evasion thing.........

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  6. 23 June 2010 21:09

    I think it was the tax credit system that has played a large part of the problems we have and the blame for that lays with the last governement.

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  7. I think it was the tax credit system that has played a large part of the problems we have and the blame for that lays with the last governement.

    The tax credit system in the UK caused a global economic downturn? Major deficits in Greece, Ireland, Spain and hitting every economy in the world?

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  8. The tax credit system in the UK caused a global economic downturn? Major deficits in Greece, Ireland, Spain and hitting every economy in the world?

    No, but then who was talking about anywhere outside the UK?

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  9. Anon @ 23 June 2010 20:28...

    Good on ya... name and shame those bullies!!!

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  10. 23 June 2010 20:28

    The world needs more people like you!

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  11. What the world needs is a 100% reduction of work place bullies.

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  12. 23 June 2010 21:09


    Tit.

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  13. It appears the HSE have no balls to take on HMRC, we discussed our complaint with them and even before we submitted the written evidence they informed us they would not look into the case.

    So, 1-0 to HMRC. But did we really expect the HSE to do anything? or where we just going through the motions so we can embarrass them as well?

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  14. Cancel my last, one well worded email and they now want the evidence.

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