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Friday, 15 January 2010

Chippies Take a Battering

Fish and Chips

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have warned HMRC that the campaign aimed at dealing with non-compliance in the medical profession is not treating taxpayers consistently.

Doctors' unpaid tax will be collected, as well as interest and a fixed 10% penalty.

However, HMRC are also running a campaign aimed at fish and chip shops where there are no restrictions on the penalties.

Why treat chippies differently from doctors?

Bob Crawford, Convener of the ICAS Tax Committee, said:

"It appears that our chippies are taking a battering compared to our doctors, and there's no clear reason why.

We support HMRC's continuing efforts to tackle non-compliance, but for any campaign to gain acceptance, the criteria for penalties should be consistently applied.

We question why doctors will be dealt with by a 10% fixed penalty, whilst fish and chip shops could be on the hook for a far higher penalty, for similar amounts of unpaid tax

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Could it be that Nanny thinks deep fried food is more dangerous than iatrogenic diseases?

  2. Cash handling businesses often operated by type of persons without Uni education are fairly easy targets, having said that many are on the fiddle, for some reason they object to working 12 hour days/risking money.then paying over half their takings in Taxes. Revenue establish error/breakdown system, dream up ridiculous assessment, force taxpayer to spend a fortune or go for quick settlement and lots of money for treasury/credit to Officer. With the help of a crap accountant who couldn't defend/can't be bothered to defend/is scared of HMRC, result is disastrous.

    All F&C shops should get Ins cover pronto.