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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

HMRC Is Not Above The Law

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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  1. HMRC are above the law in their domain. They abuse the taxpayers and their own employees. Any private company found doing this would have their balls chopped.

    I've never known a government department to held in such contempt as are HMRC.

  2. 15 March 2011 12:15

    Was gonna write something but thats it in a short paragraph.

  3. 15 March 2011 12:15 & 15 March 2011 12:58 seem to have summed this up.

  4. Ken,

    It doesn't really matter what some treasury committee says. They've got not teeth.

    HMRC ARE above the law. That's how it is now and that's how it will be.

  5. I suspect that lots of taxpayers are fighting back which may be rattling a few cages in government.

    So why does HMRC powers and abusive dictatorship in the tax system not work?

    a) bullying never works long term
    b) it drives employees and businesses away
    c) Resistance! People tend to tax avoid more and more on purpose.
    d) nobody cares if they are dealt with unjustly, aggressively, or wronged.

    Let's not forget, they were given these powers which corrupted them in the first place. So, pick the scape goats, roll back the draconian bullshit and watch the tax intake increase. Laffer curve?

    Oh, and they need to get decent management who understand the system and dont treat their employees like dogs and taxpayers like slaves.

  6. "HMRC are above the law in their domain. They abuse the taxpayers and their own employees. Any private company found doing this would have their balls chopped."

    Erm. Aren't Barclays, Vodafone, RBS, Mapeley, Boots and Google private companies?

  7. HMRC are above the law, took two lots of VAT off me one from a DD which I got told I set up when I denied this they just called me a lier and listed off a date and time I set it up, funny that I was in another country as it was my birthday with no access to the internet and no one has access to my log on for my business! They have used a previous payment information to set the direct debit up, I am now 20k further out of pocket and they say it could take up to 30 days to pay back, the guy was so blazay about the whole thing. Complete and utter @#rs holes.