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Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

HMRC Tells People To Take Out Commercial Loans To Pay Tax



The Telegraph reports that people with outstanding debts to the taxman have been told to take out personal loans to pay the money owed.

Seemingly HMRC has written to those affected saying they should make every effort to pay, including selling assets or taking out a commercial loan.

The average rate on a £10,000 personal loan is currently 4.6pc, according to data service Moneyfacts, while the tax office typically charges just 3.25pc.

Ironically this comes as the Government is consulting on a new “Breathing Space” programme, which aims to help those with problem debts by giving them additional statutory protections from predatory collectors.

However, be not afraid, for you see HMRC deny that they are doing this:
We never tell people how to pay their tax debt – it makes sense for all options to be considered, including taking out a commercial loan, to work out what is best for them. The first step in this process is to contact HMRC so we can discuss the help that we can offer.

We are working hard to help thousands of people out of avoidance for good and as part of this we aim to offer manageable and sustainable payment plans whenever we possibly can.
Hah!

Methinks HMRC is playing with words again.

Wrt the second paragraph, I apologise for being thick, but that the hell does "We are working hard to help thousands of people out of avoidance for good" mean?

Is HMRC saying that legal tax avoidance causes debt?

Or is it saying that whatever tax avoidance practises that are currently being utilised by people, at some stage in the future HMRC will charge retrospective tax on them?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Chancellor Admits He Was Talking Bollocks Over The Loan Charge



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Even Royalty Has Tax Problems!


This will be highly entertaining!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 19 November 2018

2018 People Survey - Engagement Falls

A loyal reader has just posted this:
"2018 People Survey Main Results:

Engagement figures DOWN in 7 out of 9 Sections

64% filled in survey...DOWN 3% from last year ever after all the bullying to fill it in.
Overall engagement figure is down 1%....senior management will be gutted about that...that's their headline figure.

The main dissatisfaction is with pay 22%.....Leadership 38%....and the useless learning and development 54%.

Jon Thompson has already come out with the usual waffle....."disapointing results...but great to see brilliant HMRC values....the Intranet comments section is already filling up.

No senior management or brown nosed corporate communications to be seen on the comments section....they will give it a few days....and then start the spin."
 Does anyone have a link to the actual results please?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Mel Stride To Move On?

Mel Stride


There are rumours on Twitter that Mel Stride (the cheer leader for the Loan Charge) might be moving on.

Anyone got any further information on this?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

BBC Working With HMRC On Updating HMRC’s Employment Status Manual


As per the National Audit Office:
"Following concerns raised by Parliament and individuals employed by the BBC, the National Audit Office has investigated the nature of, and associated issues related to, individuals hired by the BBC on a freelance basis, particularly those hired through personal service companies (PSCs)1.

In its investigation, published today, the NAO has found that the BBC has taken steps to help affected individuals, however issues remain unresolved and a number of possible outcomes may have future financial implications for the BBC.

The BBC hires thousands of freelancers every year, covering a number of different roles both on and off-air, including actors, entertainers and off-air workers, such as camera operators. Between 2004 and 2013, the BBC developed policies for what contracting method could or should be used when hiring freelancers in on-air roles, resulting in some roles being contracted through PSCs. It based its decisions on whether roles were employed or self-employed for tax purposes on its understanding of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) guidance and, for on-air presenters, of industry practice.

The government introduced legislation in the Finance Act 2000, commonly known as IR35, to counter concerns that some people were using PSCs to avoid paying the correct amount of tax. It sought to ensure that people who work in the same manner pay comparable income tax and national insurance, whether they are employed directly or work through a PSC. 

Central to the application of IR35 is the assessment of an individual’s employment status for tax purposes. However, assessing employment status is complicated as there is no precise statutory test and instead each case must be assessed individually against a number of factors.

The Committee of Public Accounts first addressed the BBC’s use of PSCs in 2012 as part of a wider enquiry into off-payroll working across the public sector.

In April 2017, the government transferred responsibility for determining employment status for tax purposes of people hired through PSCs to the public bodies hiring them. Prior to this date, PSCs did this themselves and therefore bore the risk of incorrectly assessing employment status and paying the incorrect amount of tax.

The BBC applied HMRC’s 2017 assessment tool to determine employment status for on-air roles. This generated a different employment status for tax purposes in many cases, compared to the BBC’s previous use of its own assessment test and understanding of HMRC guidance. By June 2018 the BBC had assessed 663 on-air freelancers using HMRC’s tool and 92% received an ‘employed for tax purposes determination’. In contrast, prior to this, the BBC assessed the majority of on-air freelances as self-employed.

Between April and September 2017 the BBC paid £8.3 million of tax on account to HMRC to avoid any penalty charges for not paying tax that was potentially due. It started to recoup this money when it was certain about an individual’s employment status for tax purposes, but has not yet fully done so, in part because of concerns raised by individuals. By June 2018, it was yet to recoup £2.9 million.

The BBC’s implementation of these changes has adversely affected its relationship with some of its presenters, who have expressed fears that a change in their assessed status will open up a retrospective HMRC investigation. 170 presenters publicly expressed concerns with the employment status for tax purposes given to them by the BBC through an open letter, with claims that the BBC bears some responsibility in relation to HMRC’s tax demands. Individuals have said they only started operating through PSCs because the BBC required them to do so if they were to receive work from the BBC, and they feel that they have received misleading or limited information from the BBC. 

The BBC has taken steps to help affected individuals. For example, for some people it has paid bridging loans and given a contribution towards additional book-keeping fees arising from the IR35 compliance changes. In addition, in March 2018, the BBC announced its intention to set up an independent mediation process for cases where on-air presenters, who were hired through PSCs, believe the BBC bears some responsibility in relation to HMRC demands for employers’ national insurance contributions.To improve guidance available to those working in the media industry, the BBC is also currently working with HMRC, alongside others in the media industry, on updating HMRC’s employment status manual.

By May 2018, the BBC estimated that some 800 presenters, nearly 300 of whom were hired through PSCs, warranted further review as they were at risk of being challenged by HMRC. This could involve tax arrears for the BBC and for the PSCs.  According to HMRC, as at October 2018, there were about 100 open investigations into BBC-related PSCs.  All open cases relate to tax years prior to 2017 and the vast majority of these were opened prior to the reform.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Be Warned The Scammers Are Upping Their Game!



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

HMRC Has Never Participated In Disguised Remuneration Schemes


Those of you who know different (both staff and non staff) should contact Lord Forsyth.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

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Monday, 12 November 2018

HMRC Loses Retrospective Tax Demand On ATMs



The Guardian reports that three of Britain’s biggest supermarket groups have won a legal victory worth up to £500m, following a court battle over business rates on cash machines installed at their shops.

The court of appeal ruled on Friday that cash machines located both inside and outside stores should not be liable for additional business rates, which are a form of property tax on businesses collected by the government.

Several retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op had fought in the courts against the tax rules set by the Valuation Office Agency – the arm of HM Revenue and Customs responsible for setting business rates – which had claimed that ATMs should be additionally assessed.


The court verdict means the supermarket chains are in line for a multimillion pound windfall from tax refunds, which the property advisory company Colliers estimates is worth about £500m.

The case dates back to a 2013 decision by the government to charge rates on “hole-in-the-wall” cash machines, which was backdated to 2010.

SAY NO TO RETROSPECTIVE TAX!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

HMRC's IT Systems Are Fucked!


Loyal Reader:
"Latest from the trenches....internal HMRC Intranet which took at least 30 seconds to load a page...quality work from the I.T team at HMRC CDIO...is now being upgraded....hurrah !!!
Instead of 30 seconds......the Intranet after rigorous testing....drum roll..........is producing the error 502 Gateway Error.....brilliant...simply thanks vouchers all round !!! The Titanic continues to sink....when will they ever learn ?
More breaking news as it happens..... 


 ...and even better...our I.T gurus have now admitted defeat and returned to the old Intranet system which takes an average of 30 seconds to load a page...they say it's better than having no system at all...what a BRILLIANT HMRC !! Sticking plasters all round."

"Meanwhile, in HMRC, the much-trumpeted migration of the department's clunky intranet to 'the cloud' had to be rolled back within 24 hours because it broke down immediately, ended up being slower than the unmigrated version, and broke everyone's favourites/bookmarks."

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

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What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

HMRC's £20M Agile Delivery Tender



HMRC Messaging Delivery Group (MDG) is looking for a service provider with experience in delivering integration components and services, a service orientated architect, cloud technologies and DevOps at an enterprise level.

The MDG is delivering integration components for HMRC’s key transformation programmes and projects such as the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the Border Systems Programme and Making Tax Digital.


HMRC Messaging - Agile delivery and live support of service orientated components

Incomplete applications

35
Incomplete applications
29 SME, 6 large

Completed application

1
Completed application
1 SME, 0 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Friday 2 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 9 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 16 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Summary of the work With this call-off MDG are looking for a service provider with specialist capability and experience in delivering Integration components / services, Service Orientated Architect, Cloud technologies and DevOps at an enterprise level.
Latest start date Friday 1 February 2019
Expected contract length 2 years
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for HM Revenue and Customs
Budget range Contract value up to £20 million
Individual statements of work will have an associated price.
Travel and Subsistence payments will be paid in line with HMRC policies.

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Why the work is being done Within Chief Digital and Information Office (CDIO) the Messaging Delivery Group (MDG) manages all of HMRC's core integration services that deal with over a billion internal and external transactions every year; connecting 100's of HMRC services, developed in a wide variety of technologies. MDG provides a fundamental framework for delivering Application Programming Interface (API) access to HMRC core systems and enabling our digital agenda, API strategy and transformation roadmaps for all our services. We are utilising modern open source products and working in agile methodologies and approaches to develop a modern exciting workplace that delivers flexible cost effective integration solutions.
Problem to be solved MDG is delivering Integration components for HMRC's key Transformation Programmes / Projects such as Customs Declaration Service, Border Systems Programme, Making Tax Digital. We require a delivery partner to provide development and delivery specialists, working in scrum teams and delivering in phased sprints. We also require Live Support for our services; potentially 24/7/365 and/or on-call. This will be managed via outcome based statements of work for a variety of programmes.
Who the users are and what they need to do HMRC's Digital Strategy is to accommodate the majority of interaction with customers through digital self-service. This will reduce the nation's tax gap through making the UK's tax system more transparent and reducing the overheads involved in supporting such a system. The MDG provides integration between customer facing digital front-end and Heads of Duty Services.
The supplier will need to demonstrate expertise in all the following areas:
Business and Technical analysis
Integration technologies
Cloud Transformation
DevOps
Agile/ Scrum experience
Agile Project Management
Service Orientated Architecture
Cloud & Security Architecture
Architectural Governance
Solutions architecture / design
Service Management
Portfolio Management
Delivery Management
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done Work of programmes / projects are at various stages in the development lifecycle. The Customs Declaration Service will be moving in to live service before the end of the 2018. Other projects are moving through Discovery. New projects may be added to the pipeline during the lifetime of the contract.
Existing team MDG has a mixed team including in-house staff, an existing Service Provider plus contingent labour contractors.
There are currently a number of teams working on these services, across 2 sites. The successful supplier team will work with these existing capabilities. A part of the role of the supplier will be to assist HMRC in growing its own capability and we will expect a level of support for our staff at all levels from apprentice through to senior management.
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place HMRC locations including Southend, Telford and London. We would also like to explore options for the supplier working off-site.
Working arrangements The Supplier:
- will manage delivery of products/services as specified in SoW ;

- select suitably qualified/experienced staff

- have the right to substitute staff with equally qualified/experienced individuals.

- will provide mentoring, coaching and knowledge transfer to the in-house team with the ultimate aim of handing over to that team.
- be on site 5 days (40 hours) per week collaborating with the wider team unless work commitments require work to be done elsewhere. (We would also be open to explore off-site working providing HMRC's Security policies are adhered to.)

- T&S will be paid as per HMRC policies.
Security clearance The supplier will ensure the relevant security checks i.e. BPSS are completed prior to arrival on site. SC clearance will be required for staff interacting with production environments.

HMRC will fund and sponsor SC Clearance.

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Additional terms and conditions Any capability or behaviours concerns will be raised by HMRC to the supplier. However the supplier will manage the performance, attendance and conduct of their staff and will ensure they comply with all HMRC H&S, Security and behaviour policies.
- Individuals will be expected to adhere to the Civil Service code of conduct

We reserve the right to set payment method as appropriate to the project

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.
Skills and experience
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Evidenced example of scaling up and down teams to accommodate either new requirements or changes within the delivery pipeline.
  • Evidenced example of providing additional and/or value added activities when acting in the role of a partner supplier to an organisation
  • Evidenced example of providing a multi team development capability across multiple projects
  • Experience of providing subject matter expert out of hours support
  • Provide an example of migrating development and services from physical/private-Cloud architecture to public-Cloud architecture
Nice-to-have skills and experience Experience of working with a Public Sector body or relevant large organisation.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many suppliers to evaluate 5
Proposal criteria
  • Approach and methodology
  • Team structure
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to start on the work immediately.
  • Have excellent communication skills with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Be willing to collaborate and partner, including with other suppliers and HMRC staff at all levels.
  • Proactively share knowledge and experiences with members of team, especially with junior HMRC staff.
  • Be innovative and promote ideas and suggestions as applicable
  • Focus on achieving value for money in all activities
Payment approach Fixed price
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence
50%
Cultural fit
10%
Price
40%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Does the fixed price apply to the overall contract value of £20m, or is it a fixed price per SOW? We will be looking for the supplier to provide fixed costs against each SoW, where possible. We do however reserve the right to request T&M pricing where that is more approriate to the project delivery under some SoWs.
2. Will the winning provider replace the existing provider (assume they don't win) or will the new provider work alongside the existing provider? The winning supplier will be replacing the incumbent supplier. However, we expect there will be a period of time where the two will be required to work alongside one another to allow for knowledge handover and upskilling.
3. Which Public Cloud platform are you working towards deploying your solution? Messaging Delivery Group are currently utilising AWS, but may well in the future deploy solutions to Azure (and potentially other Public Cloud providers).
4. Are you willing to accept SME's provide part of the solution with SoW dedicated for a specific capability for Architecture and review, or Service delivery? Or is it that you expect SME's to collaborate and provide a single proposal as prime and secondary suppliers with a single SoW? HMRC require a single proposal to deliver all aspects of the requirement. We are not prescriptive, as per the terms of the framework this proposal could come from a consortium of suppliers who come together to deliver (with one lead supplier or a newly formed company, jointly owned by the members of the consortium) or by a single supplier supported by one or more subcontractors. We also welcome bids from suppliers who intend to fulfil 100% of the service through their own capability. Any consortium or subcontractor arrangements must be made clear in the bid information.
Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

This Does Not Augur Well!



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

HMRC Says It With Flowers

 

The Telegraph reports that HMRC has spent more than £10,000 on flowers to apologise to taxpayers for mistakes made over the past five years.

Records disclosed under Freedom of Information show that in one year alone, HMRC spent £3,149 on florists as a result of its blunders.

HMRC said it chooses to send flowers in cases where its errors have a serious effect, such as on vulnerable or recently bereaved people. This apparently was said without any sense of irony or shame!

The total bill between 2014 and this year to date was £10,298, the figures showed.

Past mistakes by HMRC include mistakenly sending a cafe owner from Stockport a near-£1billion bill.

Call me old fashioned but if I had been screwed over by HMRC, I would expect more than some farking flowers as an apology!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

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However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Alan Evans Appointed HMRC General Counsel

 

New HMRC General Counsel and Solicitor appointed


Alan currently works as the Legal Director at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and has built an extensive legal career over almost 30 years - working in the City, at the European Commission, and across a number of government departments.

This appointment has been formally ratified by the Prime Minister, following an extensive recruitment exercise, which sought candidates from across the Civil Service and externally to government.

Chief Executive, Jon Thompson said:
I’m delighted to welcome Alan to HMRC, where he will take up a key role within the Executive Committee at a critical time for the department. Alan brings with him a huge amount of experience from his time in government, and within the legal profession.

I would like to extend my thanks to David Bunting, who has very ably led the Solicitors Office and Legal Services Group as interim General Counsel and Solicitor since Gill Aitken’s departure in June.
Alan Evans will formally take up the role from 1 January 2019.

I have done a brief Google for him, and can't find anything???

Remarkable to be so absent from the web!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

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However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

HMRC Regains Preferred Status In Bankruptcies



In 2002 the insolvency regime changed in 2002 under the Enterprise Act, when HMRC had their right as a preferential creditor removed and were ranked alongside unsecured creditors.

Now it is back to the future, as the government plans to give HMRC preferred status in bankruptcies, which would put HMRC back on the same footing as preferred creditors such as banks.

The measure is designed to bring in around £600m, but R3, the insolvency trade body, is quoted by the FT warning it could be “a retrograde and damaging step to UK plc if not thought through carefully.”

It said the measure could amount to “a tax on creditors” who would collect less in an insolvency and this could hit small businesses, pension funds, suppliers and lenders, as well as making borrowing for small businesses harder to come by.

"If not thought through carefully" is the hallmark of the government's approach to tax!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 29 October 2018

The Budget Live - #Budget2018



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Happy Budget Day!



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Thursday, 25 October 2018

HMRC Too Aggressive, and Mel Stride Afraid To Face The Lords



What an utter disgrace!

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Mel Stride Running Scared of The Lords



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Lords Give HMRC a Well Deserved Kicking


The Lords have been holding a hearing on Making Tax Digital, and are far from impressed.

Lord Lee is quoted by Accountancy Daily:
"The evidence we have had is absolutely overwhelming in that there is huge under-preparedness. The firm impression we have at the moment is that we are heading for a giant car crash."
For good measure Baroness Noakes was of the view that MTD will not make the slightest difference to yield:
"It has been put to us that all you have required people to put things on a particular kind of spreadsheet, which is what they do at the moment, and then it transfers over to the nine boxes, and that there is nothing which will change what they do in their businesses.

I cannot get to where there will be any difference in yield because you have mandated that somehow spreadsheets have been linked to an API."
It seems to me that the Lords have a better handle on things than HMRC and the Commons!


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HMRC Is Enabling a Major MTD Rip Off


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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

MTD is Shite!



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Monday, 22 October 2018

HMRC's Football Mania



A spokesperson from HMRC is quoted by Citywire:

"HMRC carefully scrutinises the individual image rights arrangements between football clubs and their players to make sure the right tax is being paid in the UK.

We are carrying out visits to every Premier League club and most football league clubs, along with their players. We're currently making enquiries into 198 footballers, 44 football clubs and 29 agents for a range of issues, including image rights abuse."

All very well and jolly, maybe. However, avoidance is not illegal and greater rewards would be had from pursuing evasion as noted last week.


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