The Treasury Select Committee published "Principles of tax policy Eighth Report of Session 2010–11" last week.
The Committee stated the following (P 16), wrt HMRC's powers:
"HMRC's powers should be limited and should be subject to reasonable challenge in the courts.
The public interest in ensuring that HMRC is not sole arbiter of the law overrides the interest in certainty."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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