HMRC had plans to visit between 80-90 agents at the end of this month, as part of a pilot to gather the views of "low performing" agents.
"Low performing", as defined by HMRC, being agents whose clients' filing or payment performance for corporation tax and self assessment had been judged of "insufficient" quality.
Hmmm, I wonder what "insufficient quality" actually means?
Anyhoo, worried agents can breath a sigh of relief, HMRC have suspended their plans for the visits.
Taxation reports that concerns about the pilot were expressed from the representative bodies on the Joint Tax Agent Strategy Steering Group, as such more time will be given to discussion of the matter.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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