The FT reports that Mike Fleming (partner at Straughans Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers), an ex HMRC tax investigator no less, is a tad unimpressed with his old employer.
The recent HMRC cock up, caused by a paper shortage, that mean that half a million people had to be given an extended deadline 29 September to make their second instalment (D2) of the annual tax payment.
Mr Fleming notes that the 9M other UK residents who complete a tax return, who have not been given this extended deadline, will not enjoy the advantage of being able to accrue extra interest on their bank accounts
Mr Fleming, further puts the boot in to his old employers, and noted that not only does this create "an unfair dual standard", it also raises questions about the competency of HMRC, reflecting "widespread" systems and administrative problems at the agency.
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