Accountancy Age quote Barry Murphy, tax partner at PwC, who said that the very fact that three institutes have had to work out the impact of the Budget suggests that the tax system is still overly complex.
"The Treasury committee's report has reiterated a consistent theme of small businesses struggling to access the right accounting and tax advice so that they do not get caught out by complex new rules," he said.
Whether all taxpayers are able to access the right advice and pay the right amount of tax could perhaps serve as a good litmus test for HMRC's stated ambition to work more openly with advisers and taxpayers."
The politicians are responsible for the mess that is our tax system, and the ongoing shambles within HMRC. Sadly they show little sign of being able/willing to clean that mess up.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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