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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Whither The Charter?

Last month I wrote that HMRC's Annual Report and Accounts 2011- 12 received a less than enthusiastic response from Margaret Hodge and the NAO, even though Mike Clasper and Lin Homer were upbeat about the achievements of HMRC.

However, within all the hoopla HMRC, PAC and NAO seem to have forgotten something that was once trumpeted as being "important".

To what do I refer?

The Charter published in 2009 .

There appears not to be a single mention of it in the report and accounts.

Does this mean that HMRC no longer see it as being important, or have they simply forgotten about it?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. Aspirational.

    In the High Court case in Feb 2011, when HMRC removed the status of the Accountant only to have to give it back again, Counsel for HMRC stated that the Tax Payers Charter refers only to standards and values ‘to which [the Revenue] will aspire’.

    In that case shall I 'aspire' to pay the right amount of tax this year.