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Monday, 15 July 2019

Irony Alert!


Source

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Friday, 12 July 2019

HMRC Tops Out Stratford Hub


Yesterday HMRC completed the topping out at the 12-storey office in Stratford, where HMRC will establish a new Regional Centre.

HMRC has also leased a further 58,000 sq. ft. to become the sole tenant of the 300,000 sq. ft. development next to Westfield Stratford City.

Work&Place reports that the topping-out ceremony was attended by senior executives from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, HMRC and Legal & General, which has funded the development. the offices are located above the shopping centre at Westfield Stratford City.

Works continue with completion of the facade and internal works, in preparation for handover of office floors for final fit out by HMRC.

Work on the new regional hub commenced in November 2017 and today’s announcement sees that deal extended to cover the entire building, which has been developed, constructed and leased by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. The development will accommodate approximately 4,400 HMRC employees from late 2020.

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Who's Behind This?



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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The £37BN Tax Burden - Whither Simplicity?


HMRC has collected £37bn from brand-new taxes that it has introduced over the last decade, according to UHY Hacker Young.

The eight new taxes and levies on business cost £7.6bn in 2018/19, up from £7.4bn the previous year, but UHY Hacker Young warned that the success of these new taxes could lead to more.

Clive Gawthorpe, partner at UHY Hacker Young, said:
Adding new taxes and placing a heavier burden on businesses does not seem to fit in with the Government’s aims to simplify tax.

These new taxes have already brought in billions of pounds in a relatively short space of time. If we want tax simplification shouldn’t we be reducing the number of taxes?

Each new tax adds more and more of a burden on businesses. Given the economic uncertainty perhaps the Government should be holding off on plans for new taxes.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

BBC Covers "Stars'" Loan Charge tax Bills


It's alright for some!

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

A Nice Little Earner

According to the Mail, HMRC took a record £860million in late penalties last year.

HMRC took 24% more from those who were late paying or filing returns in the year to May 2019 than during the previous 12 months.

The £860million bill is up from £694million for 2017-18, and £667million the year before.


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Monday, 1 July 2019

CEST Is Irrelevant - HMRC Removes Its Own Tool!

As well as branding the application of CEST “irrelevant”, HMRC added: “While CEST can be helpful in providing guidance, it is only the application of the legislation and relevant case law to the hypothetical facts that must be considered by the tribunal.

It is disappointing that HMRC attempted to have the CEST analysis excluded as evidence. Even more so that it hasn’t conducted a detailed assessment itself to agree what the correct CEST determination should be,” comments Chaplin. “The taxman appears to be acting in bad faith. CEST was supposed to offer certainty to taxpayers, yet HMRC is removing this by ignoring its own tool.”

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Friday, 28 June 2019

HMRC's Interactions With Social Media


Here is an interesting response from HMRC to an FOI request made by someone (not me):
" Dear F. Thompson

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your request, which was received on 23 April, for the following information: “Has HMRC ever asked Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other popular Social Media platforms to remove posts or block accounts from third parties, either via the providers built-in tools or other channels?. If so, please provide high level details.”

We can confirm HMRC holds information within scope of your request. We have taken action to remove 30 instances of inappropriate HMRC related content on social media sites. HMRC takes proactive and reactive action to tackle online threats, including requesting social media platforms to remove and/or block specific confusing, misleading or illegal HMRC related content, through existing relations and built in reporting tools.

In addition to monitoring and requesting removal/blocking of inappropriate HMRC related content on social media sites we have recovered over 140 websites infringing the HMRC brand including those which host low value services such as cal connection sites, saving customers in excess of £2.4 million in charges to date. We promote awareness of HMRC related scams in the press, including recent appearances on BBC Breakfast television, social media posts and press releases on scams taken up by a range of nationwide news outlets.

We have also taken proactive action to report abusive content directed to HMRC staff, which is unacceptable on any social media platform. We never ask for material to be removed simply because it’s critical of HMRC.""
Fair enough to eliminate accounts that are scams and threats, so long as non threatening/non illegal accounts aren't also targetted.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

HMRC Denying Loan Charge Internal Review

It seems that HMRC is denying that it is conducting an internal review of the Loan Charge.

Yet, and this is odd, it does seem to exist and it is in the Individual's Policy Unit (on the assumption the above Tweets agree correct).

As ever, I am happy to hear from those who know what is happening.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

I Laughed Until I Stopped!


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Monday, 24 June 2019

HMRC Conducting Internal Review of The Loan Charge


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Shrinkage



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

How Reliable Are The Tax Gap Stats?

As HMRC says:
"These are our best estimates based on the information available, but there are many sources of uncertainty and potential error."
Bad news for SME's, as HMRC says that they are responsible for 40% of the gap (page 9).

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Come Fly With Me



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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

HMRC Advise The Impossible!



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Monday, 17 June 2019

HMRC Cancels 6,000 Child Benefit Fines


Which? reports that last year HMRC wrote to 35,000 families stating they would be fined for failing to register for the higher earners' child benefit tax charge in the tax years of 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

The ‘failure to notify’ fines sparked complaints from parents who argued they were not aware of the rule change.

HMRC has now announced following a major review that it will cancel 6,000 fines (approx £1.8M) for people who had a ‘reasonable excuse’ for failing to state they were liable for the charge.

The remaining 29,000 people, who have not been refunded, have the right to appeal.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

What's Going On?



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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

HMRC Acts as Financial Advisor - Mortgage Your Home To Pay Your Tax


It would appear that HMRC is now acting as a financial advisor and advising people to mortgage their homes to pay their tax.

This is not only unethical, it is illegal.

I trust and assume the FCA will be looking into this?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tax Help For Older People



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Monday, 10 June 2019

Karen Wheeler HMRC's Brexit Supremo Resigns



Karen Wheeler, director general of HMRC's Brexit border delivery group, has resigned. She was the lead official coordinating a cross-Whitehall response involving police, ports, customs and freight interests.

She had been in the post for two years.

A source quoted by the Guardian said:
Nothing is happening in Whitehall now. Lots of people have been stood down on Brexit no-deal preparations and there is a general risk that people are just going to see this hiatus as an opportunity to clear off and go into the private sector,
Jon Thompson, HMRC’s chief executive, said in a statement:
I would like to thank Karen for her outstanding work leading the Border Delivery Group to prepare the UK for EU exit and we wish her well for her retirement. We shall be announcing her successor in due course.”
Who's next Jon?

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Friday, 7 June 2019

HMRC's Staffing Brexit Boost


Civil Service World reports that HMRC is boosting the number of staff who will be based in its new regional hub in east London because of the department's increased Brexit-related workload.

HMRC signed a lease on new office space at Stratford at the end of 2017 with a view to basing 3,800 staff at the hub.

Thompson has now told staff that HMRC will take an additional three floors of the building and base 600 additional staff at Stratford, making it home to 4,400 full-time-equivalent workers.

So, if I understand this correctly, over the past few years HMRC has been making experienced staff redundant only now to start recruiting additional staff who have no experience?

Muddling its way through seems to be the HMRC modus operandi.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 3 June 2019

HMRC Can't Count


HMRC got its sums wrong on the number of individuals taking up a tax break for married couples and civil partners after it counted claimants more than once.

The FT reports that in June last year the Treasury claimed 3m couples were already using the marriage allowance, a tax break introduced in 2015 that lets non-taxpaying spouses transfer 10 per cent of their £12,500 tax-free personal allowance to their partner.

However, on Thursday HMRC admitted it had miscalculated the total to the tune of more than 1m. Its revisions found the real number of claimants was likely to be below 1.8m for the 2018-19 tax year.

HMRC had inflated the figures by counting the same claimant multiple times, as it included their backdated claims as well as those for the current tax year.
The original methodology was based on counting all the years for which applications were made.

This included unsuccessful claims and previous years claimed when individuals made backdated claims.

The new estimate of successful claimants does not include any estimate of backdated claims for that tax year."
Well done lads! 

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Thursday, 30 May 2019

The 1p Tax Demand


A Sunday Times reader was sent the demand for £0.01 for the 2017-18 tax year by HM Revenue & Customs.

The cost of sending it by second-class post would normally be 61p, although HMRC probably paid a little less.

The reader was given the choice of paying automatically through his wage, salary or pension in equal instalments over 12 months from April next year.

SIGH!

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

HMRC Shambles Causes Pension Payment Delays


The FT reports that pension schemes are facing further delays to equalising contracted-out benefits, as HMRC is slow to finish a data matching exercise many schemes need before they can start the process.

In a newsletter published yesterday (May 16), HMRC said it was extending its deadline for checking pension records at schemes from March to November.

This means that defined benefit plans still waiting for information on their members' guaranteed minimum pensions will only receive this by November.

Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London, said:
"Whilst it is welcome that deadlines for resolving GMP issues have been extended it is truly astonishing that HMRC stubbornly refused to accept that there was a problem until May 2019.  

The whole episode has been a shambles. This will create an even longer period of limbo for DB schemes already wrestling with how to implement GMP equalisation."
HMRC rarely apologises or admits fault!

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

UK Tax System More Progressive Than ONS Would Have Us Believe


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Friday, 24 May 2019

Jesse Norman Takes The Poisoned Chalice



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

HMRC's Defence of CEST Likended To Climate Change Denial


In an open four page letter Dave Chaplin, CEO of IR35 consultancy ContractorCalculator, accuses Hammond and HMRC CEO John Thompson of “refusing” to acknowledge the “hundreds of thousands” of grievances raised by users of the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.
You have brazenly disregarded the mounting evidence of CEST’s inadequacies while failing to provide anything credible to substantiate your own claims [that it works]..

Your public defence of CEST is akin to climate change denial. The evidence is indisputable and right before your eyes, yet you refuse to acknowledge it.”
HMRC have responded by saying that it is accurate.

Well then!

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

HMRC On The Verge of Being Out of Control


HMRC and Equity are locked in a bitter dispute over the tax status of actors, with the union warning that the government body is “on the verge of being out of control”.

Equity general secretary Christine Payne used her address to delegates at this year’s annual representative conference to accuse HMRC of a “ruthless grab for revenue”, driven by forces she said “do not seem to understand or appreciate our sector”.

She described the union as being under attack by HMRC, in relation to a recent test case involving actor Robert Glenister, and forthcoming tax guidance for actors and performers.
HMRC are on the verge of being out of control. They cannot – and must not – be allowed to try to overturn decades of consensus and precedent on tax status in the creative industries."
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Monday, 20 May 2019

HMRC Talking Points



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Thursday, 16 May 2019

HMRC Shipley Seeks £1.5M Cheque Processing Solution


HMRC is seeking a supplier of IT hardware and software to enable it to read and process cheques.

HMRC is seeking a supplier that can provide scanning hardware to be installed at HMRC offices in Shipley. The technology should be “capable of scanning and extracting data from cheques and supporting payment documentation” including payslips.

PublicTechnology reports that in additon to hardware, the chosen supplier will also be tasked with supplying a software-as-a-service offering. HMRC requires programs capable of performing six tasks:
reconciling cheques and payslips; validating HMRC reference numbers; handling exceptions; sending cheque image files for clearing; uploading [information] on to the authority infrastructure; [and] providing management information”.
HMRC is looking to appoint a supplier to a three-year contract, with up to two 12-month extensions thereafter. For the duration of the engagement – which is forecast to be worth about £1.5m to the winning bidder – the chosen firm will be expected to provide all the necessary “support service requirements” to maintain the hardware and software.
The supplier must work with the authority's IT infrastructure team and the authority's banking provider, during the implementation phase of the project.”
Bids are open until 28 May, with a contract scheduled to commence on 4 August.

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The #LoanCharge Scandal Won't Go Away



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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

HMRC Fails In Wales


Kudos to HMRC for not only screwing up the tax codes of the good people of Scotland, but also for doing the same in Wales.

WalesOnline reports that people across Wales have been paying the wrong rate of income tax because of an HMRC blunder.


Some people in Wales have had a Scottish tax code applied to their income tax which is a higher rate.

The Welsh Rates of Income Tax (WRIT) was introduced in April 2019. Welsh taxpayers are assigned a C prefix in their tax code denoting where they live.

HMRC has admitted applying an S prefix, so some people meaning they are paying Scottish rates.

It is not yet known how many people are affected.

The Chair of the National Assembly’s Finance Committee, Llyr Gruffydd AM said:
"HMRC’s admission is deeply disappointing as this Committee was repeatedly given assurances that mistakes like this would not happen.

We raised concerns about the flagging process for identifying Welsh taxpayers during our inquiries into fiscal devolution and the Welsh Government’s draft budget.

On each occasion we were told the matter was in hand and the lessons from the devolution of income tax powers to Scotland, where there were similar issues, had been soundly learned and would be put into effect.

We are seeking an immediate explanation of how this has happened and will be asking representatives from HMRC to appear before this Committee in the near future.
An HMRC spokesman said:
"We have been made aware of an error in the application of new income tax codes for Welsh taxpayers by some employers which has meant some taxpayers payed the incorrect amount of tax in April.

It is the responsibility of the employer to apply the tax codes provided by HMRC and we are working closely with the employers affected and providing support as they investigate and correct the problem."
They were warned that this would happen!



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MTD VAT Hack


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