Oh dear, it would seem that the state is not practising what it preaches.
NHS trusts are flouting orders not to use tax avoidance schemes.
The Mail reports that under a tax loophole, temporary staff are employed by financial consultants and supplied to hospitals as ‘medical services’.
It means they are exempt from the 20 per cent VAT usually levied on agency workers.
An HMRC spokesman said:
‘HMRC expects all businesses, including public bodies, to apply the tax rules correctly. Government guidance explicitly states public sector organisations should not engage in tax evasion or avoidance.’Well of course the state should practice "evasion" (as that is illegal!). I am not sure I get why the state shouldn't use legal tax avoidance though?
Tax does have to be taxing.
Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations
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
HMRC Is Shite (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"