Yesterday's article about HMRC stopping personal credit cards from being used to pay business penalties, elicited an observation that HMRC were helping people avoid debt by banning personal credit cards and that businesses were not being run properly if a personal card is used.
Well over on Elaine Clark's site, a similar point was raised, and she nailed it with this excellent response:
"I'd be interested to hear how you would explain this restriction to a self employed employer without a business bank account using his or her personal credit card to settle any debts with HMRC to get things back on track.😋Well said Elaine!
The self employed do not need to have a business account. In fact many choose not to because of charges etc which decreases their income.
I guess when you deal with these things day in day out everyday then you immediately see the unnecessary impact.🙂
Not only is the decision ill conceived it costs money to implement. All too often these decisions are made by people who are so far removed from the 4 million plus micro businesses in the country."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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