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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.

Monday, 20 May 2019

HMRC Talking Points



Tax does have to be taxing.

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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.

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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The #LoanCharge Scandal Won't Go Away



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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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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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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MTD VAT Hack


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, 14 May 2019

HMRC Loan Charge Propaganda Eviscerated

Read the thread.

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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Monday, 13 May 2019

Chair of Treasury Committee Asks Chancellor To Reconsider Evidence



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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Friday, 10 May 2019

HMRC Fail To ID MSPs as Scottish!



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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Thursday, 9 May 2019

HMRC To Conduct Internal Investigation Into Loan Charge Suicide


The Independent Office of Police Conduct has told HMRC to conduct and internal investigation into the one official suicide of Loan Charge 2019.

Note, there will be NO independent oversight of this internal investigation.

Please feel free to comment!

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, 7 May 2019

HMRC Ignored Privacy Breach Warnings


In June 2018 I warned:
"Millions of British taxpayers have had their voices recorded, analysed and stored by HMRC without their consent...

...HMRC could also fall foul of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force last month and requires all organisations to obtain explicit consent from users before they use biometric data, “including voice recordings”, to identify someone.

I assume someone will be reporting HMRC to the relevant regulatory authority? "
Skip forward to the present day and blinky, blonky, blimey...
Well then!


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



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Thursday, 2 May 2019

No Statutory Requirement To Sign HMRC Certificates


The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) means that financial institutions such as banks and trust companies now automatically report their clients’ interests in offshore assets to the ‘home’ tax authority.

As a result, HMRC now has with an unprecedented level of data regarding UK individuals with interests in assets overseas.

The FT notes that there are many years’ worth of data to plough through, so HMRC must do this quickly and efficiently (said without irony), otherwise there is a danger that much of this information will never be analysed and opportunities will be lost.

Following receipt of this data, HMRC has been writing to tens of thousands of taxpayers, asking them to sign a formal document certifying whether their tax affairs are in order or whether they need rectifying.

The certificates highlight that there is a risk of prosecution if taxpayers “make a false statement or complete a false certificate”, which leaves people open to possible criminal investigation if an error is later found in their tax history, even if such an error arose because of oversight rather than something more sinister.

Note well what the FT says:

Despite these letters being sent and received, there is actually no statutory requirement to sign the certificates, or even to reply to HMRC at all.

That said, the letters should not be ignored.

Caveat being that you would be wise to take professional advice.

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, 30 April 2019

Record £18.4BN Tax Receipts From Pensions

See thread.

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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Monday, 29 April 2019

HMRC Quadruples Spending on Private Debt Collectors


The FT reports that the money spent by HMRC on private debt collectors has quadrupled in the past five years.

This is indicative of a more “aggressive” approach to collecting unpaid tax.

HMRC spent £26.3m on private debt collectors in 2018, up from £6.2m in 2014.

Michelle Sloane, senior associate at law firm RPC, said HMRC had originally intended to use private debt collection for wealthier individuals but the pressure to boost revenue had seen it cast a wider net.
They are now going after lower income individuals in relation to tax credit debts and things like that, and scaring the life out of them.”
HMRC don't give a toss:
HMRC is committed to providing extra support for vulnerable customers, including debtors. We have specialist teams dealing with vulnerable customers who need extra support because they have difficulty resolving their inquiries through the standard HMRC contact channels. This includes a specialist team dealing with those vulnerable customers in debt.”
As we know, HMRC's concept of dealing with the "vulnerable" is to farm them out to third parties.

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



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Friday, 26 April 2019

HMRC To Accept Online Complaints


As from this Autumn (theoretically) taxpayers will be able to send HMRC complaints online.

Our ever efficient and competent government has declared its ambition to be “one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world”.

Currently people who contact the Adjudicator’s Office to make a complaint against HMRC or the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) can only do so currently by post, telephone or fax.

The FT reports that Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury select committee, wrote to HMRC this month expressing astonishment that the public were unable to contact the Adjudicator’s Office by email. In response to her letter, Jim Harra, second permanent secretary and deputy chief executive of HMRC, promised to provide an email address for the Adjudicator’s Office by the autumn.

He blamed HMRC’s prioritisation of leaving the EU for the delay in digitising the department’s complaints process.

Prediction: the system will crash within hours!

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



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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Breakdown In Communications Between HMRC's Systems


Wendy Bradley has written a thoughtful article examining the new HMRC support for customers who need extra help.

Please note the use of the word "customers" is HMRC's not hers!

In summary it appears that HMRC's systems are designed to put people off from interacting with HMRC staff, and if they eventually do then HMRC does its best to foist the question/problem onto third parties unconnected with HMRC.

The full article can be read here.

The final part of Wendy's article notes that HMRC had to send a letter of apology to a taxpayer for sending in bailiffs fro an amount already paid by standing order:
"these briefing letters were issued in error as a result of a breakdown in communication between the systems we use."
Another success story!

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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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Mel Stride Washes His Hands of HMRC


As I have noted many times over the years, this conflict of interest and lack of accountability will only be resolved if there is a cabinet post created specifically for HMRC.

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



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"

Thursday, 18 April 2019

DO NOT RETWEET HMRC's PROJECT ROAR PICTURE


Therefore, whatever you do:

DO NOT COPY THE PICTURE AND POST IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ASK PEOPLE TO REPOST/RETWEET IT! 

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"

Monday, 15 April 2019

Irony Klaxon Alert - Mel Stride's Dad Sells Tax Investigation Insurance


As per Stride Insurance:
"The past few years have seen HMRC implement a wave of new measures in a bid to crack down on individuals and businesses not paying enough tax.

At first, HRMC introduced tax amnesties to tax payers to make voluntary disclosures of undeclared taxable income, in exchange for forgiveness of tax liabilities. Then it was revealed that HMRC would start carrying out spot checks of business premises, where representatives inspect tax records on everything from corporate income and PAYE, to NI, Capital Gains and VAT.

If you pay tax, HMRC could pay you a visit at any time and inspect your records. Even if you’ve been honest and accurate declaring tax, it’s possible that they will launch an enquiry, which could end up being a costly endeavour. Appealing a decision can mean even more money, plus your precious time – something we know is in short supply if you have your own business to run."
Very true, and it is "nice" that Stride then goes on to offer to sell you tax investigation insurance.

Who is Stride run by?

None other then Mel Stride's (Financial Secretary to The Treasury, and Loan Charge enforcer) father, ooh the irony!

Oh, and by the way, if you want to buy tax investigation insurance then may I suggest you check out the 10% discount I have negotiated on these products.

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"

Thursday, 11 April 2019

HMRC's IT Insecurity


Chelsea Duncan tried to log on to her own tax account using the HMRC website only to be plunged into another woman’s private affairs including seeing what benefits she received.

Ms Duncan used her mobile phone to access HMRC’s website and was shocked to see the account of someone with the same surname.

She is quoted by The Evening Telegraph:
I couldn’t believe it.

I used my name, driver’s licence and bank details plus my insurance number and all of my private details – then I got logged into that other girl’s private account.

It showed me everything from the amount of benefits she receives, her national insurance number, date of birth, address and what she is entitled to.

I have not contacted the girl because I didn’t want to scare her.

I went straight on to the revenue and complained about it and got to a manager who promised to change everything.

He noted that I had contacted them, took my details and said it would be taken care of.

But when I logged back on I was still in her account and blocked from my own. It’s just crazy. I took a video of the whole thing on my phone in case they need to see it.
A spokesman for HMRC said they would not comment on individual customers and added: 
We take the safeguarding of customer data very seriously and if someone believes the details we hold for them are incorrect, we would ask them to contact us immediately.
Well then!


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"

Monday, 8 April 2019

MPs Say Loan Charge Review Is a Sham



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"

Thursday, 4 April 2019

HMRC Is "Out of Control"


As per para 209 of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Loan Charge Inquiry April 2019 Final Report:
"HMRC conduct overall

HMRC’s conduct with regard to the Loan Charge indicates that it is an organisation out of control, urgently needing better and proper scrutiny and genuine accountability.

The Loan Charge Inquiry believes that HMRC’s behaviour regarding the Loan Charge confirms that the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee were right in calling for a ‘Powers Review’ and for a new system of Parliamentary accountability and scrutiny.

The APPG supports these recommendations."

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"

No Record of 10,000 Lost Counter Avoidance Files


At the beginning of March I raised an FOI with HMRC over the loss of 10,000 counter avoidance files in 2014.

They have responded thusly:
"Following a review of our records, I have established that HMRC does not hold the
information you requested. 


There is no record of any data losses in Counter-Avoidance Directorate reported to the scale referenced in your request."
A well worded response ;).

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"

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

NAO Response Re Lost 10,000 Counter Avoidance Files


I have just received this response from the NAO's Director HMRC Value for Money, wrt my email to them concerning the lost 10,000 counter avoidance files.
 "Thank you for your email of 6March, in which you asked whether the National Audit Office was aware of the loss of 10,000 counter-avoidance files of high net worth individuals by HMRC in 2014. You provided a link to your Freedom of Information request to HMRC on the topic, in which you asked HMRC for further details on the nature of the alleged incident. I am replying to your message as the NAO Director with responsibility for the audit of HMRC’s performance.....

As was the case in 2014, there is currently no formal requirement for HMRC to inform the NAO of data breaches, such as the one you refer to in your email.In 2014 HMRC would have had to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 which specifies roles and responsibilities and any reporting requirements. The Act did not require Departments to report breaches to the NAO.....

Although there is no formal requirement to notify the NAO of data breaches, we do, however, expect to be made aware of any breaches that have occurred through our annual financial audit of HMRC. As part of our financial audit, we review papers and minutes from HMRC's Board, Executive Committee and Audit Committee. We also review the disclosures in HMRC's Annual Report.3The data-related incidents which HMRC reported in its Annual Reports in 2013-14 and 2014-15 are outlined in the table below.4HMRC did not make reference to the alleged incident which you have raised, and our review of minutes for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years did not identify any information which was inconsistent with the incidents as reported...."
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Monday, 1 April 2019

HMRC Helped Fund Al Qaeda


Just when you thought that HMRC couldn't sink any lower, it comes along and surprises you yet again. It seems that HMRC have been happily aiding Al Qaeda raise funds for its terrorist activities.

British-based Asian gangsters mounted mammoth VAT, benefits and other frauds against the Treasury totalling £8bn, according to leaked intelligence files. Tens of millions was then sent to Pakistan to fund madrasahs and training camps.

As if that were not bad enough, it seems that HMRC were aware of this, but chose not to tell MI5!

HMRC investigated the British gang for years and identified links to Shehzad Tanweer, a 7/7 bomber, at least two years before the 2005 attack on London. However, HMRC bosses declined to share the intelligence with MI5 citing taxpayer confidentiality.

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Thursday, 28 March 2019

A Million Yet To Comply


The Telegraph reports that over a million self-employed people have yet to comply with new tax rules just one week before the deadline and could face fines if they refuse to sign up.

From April 1, the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules will force 1.2 million small business owners with a turnover above the £85,000 VAT threshold to keep all records digitally and submit them to HMRC using approved software.

However, only around 70,000 have signed up so far, according to HMRC (6%).


Leaving things to the last minute is of course very human. However, methinks many of these people will miss the deadline.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

HMRC's Online IHT Service Has Died


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Monday, 25 March 2019

HMRC Extends Transitional Simplified Procedures

HMRC is extending arrangements already announced for traders to use Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) which will make importing easier. This includes:
  • an extension of the date when the first supplementary customs declarations must be submitted, and any import duties must be paid, to 4 October 2019, with subsequent declarations submitted monthly
  • making TSP available at all UK ports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal


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Thursday, 21 March 2019

A Poem For World Poetry Day


There is a phone box in Parliament Street,
Where once a lady showed more than her feet,
She made herself bare,
Whilst out on a dare,
But she was filled with dread,
When rumours were spread,
Though her boss was stout,
He lost his clout,
Amidst much trepidation and fear,
Lover boy was thrown out on his ear.

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HMRC Disappointed With Lorraine Kelly Ruling


Lorraine Kelly has won an appeal against HMRC over a £1.2m tax bill, after a judge ruled she was not employed by ITV, but performs as her "chatty" TV persona.

Kelly received the national insurance and income tax bill from HMRC in 2016.

HMRC claimed that she was an ITV employee, but she said she was a freelancer.

The judge ruled in Kelly's favour that she was a "self-employed star".

The BBC reports that the case centres on a contract that Kelly signed in 2012 - through a company she runs with her husband - to present Lorraine, as well as her former show Daybreak which ended in 2014 when Good Morning Britain was relaunched.

Four years later, she was sent a bill of nearly £900,000 in income tax and more than £300,000 in national insurance contributions.

Kelly appealed against tax authority HMRC, and the case was heard by the first-tier tax tribunal.

Judge Jennifer Dean ruled that the relationship that Kelly had with ITV "was a contract for services and not that of employer and employee".

The tribunal found that Kelly did not receive staff benefits such as holiday or sick pay and was allowed to carry out other work.

The judge said that Kelly could be classed as a "theatrical artist", which would mean any payments to an agent would be allowed as a tax-deductible expense.

Judge Dean said:
"We did not accept that Ms Kelly simply appeared as herself - we were satisfied that Ms Kelly presents a persona of herself, she presents herself as a brand and that is the brand ITV sought when engaging her.

All parts of the show are a performance, the act being to perform the role of a friendly, chatty and fun personality.

Quite simply put, the programmes are entertaining, Ms Kelly is entertaining and the 'DNA' referred to is the personality, performance, the 'Lorraine Kelly' brand that is brought to the programmes.

We should make clear we do not doubt that Ms Kelly is an entertaining lady but the point is that for the time Ms Kelly is contracted to perform live on air she is public 'Lorraine Kelly'.

She may not like the guest she interviews, she may not like the food she eats, she may not like the film she viewed but that is where the performance lies."

A spokesman for HMRC said it was "disappointed" with the ruling.
"We will carefully consider the outcome of the tribunal before deciding whether to appeal."
Hey Hoh, the show must go on!


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

FOI Request re Lesley Dooley MBE and Denise Bradley

FYI to read the FOI request please click the link.

The public display of the FOI has been removed by the What Do They Know site because it names people. Notwithstanding this, the request still has been sent to HMRC.

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