HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

HMRC's Humongous Backlog

 

HMRC update on registration for Self-Assessment and issue of UTRs

24 Nov 2021

We are sharing the following message on behalf of HMRC:

“Where Self-Assessment registration forms are completed fully and all details match the information held by HMRC, UTRs will normally be issued within 10 days.  The exception to this is registrations submitted between mid-February and April, which are held and issued during April, following the start of the new tax year.

Where forms are not completed fully or data does not match that held by HMRC, these will be reviewed clerically which may cause a delay.

We are now working through the stocks of post and clerical interventions that built up over the past year, as we prioritised delivery of the government’s COVID-19 support packages, the UK’s smooth transition from the European Union and the essential services that keep the tax system running. We are now seeing steady reductions in clerical registrations, and these reductions will continue in the coming weeks, following which we will continue with our best endeavours to keep these within acceptable levels.

We understand the frustrations of customers and agents who are waiting for us to get to their individual enquiry, and we are sorry that we can’t get to everyone more quickly. In addressing our work queues, we’ve prioritised our initial efforts where we can protect livelihoods and put money in the pockets of our customer groups in greatest need.    

Customers who have advised HMRC that they are liable for Self-Assessment by the deadline of 5 October following the end of the tax year in which Self-Assessment criteria was first met, will have 3 months and 7 days from the date on the SA250 Welcome Letter to submit their return and any payment due. 

HMRC are unable to provide agents with UTRs in advance as these are system generated and issued as part of the registration process.”



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 22 November 2021

The State of HMRC!


 



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

NAO Lambasts HMRC Staffing Levels



Tax does have to be taxing.

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  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

HMRC Serves Petition for Bankruptcy on Adam Afriyie MP


 

Adam Afriyie is facing bankruptcy proceedings over unpaid taxes. Court records show a petition for bankruptcy has been filed by HMRC against the MP, 

His IT firm went into insolvency in 2017 apparently due to a £1.7million tax debt

Under parliamentary rules MPs have to stand down if they are declared bankrupt. 

A spokesperson for Afriyie says: 

“The petition arises for complex reasons related to Adam’s past business interests. 

Negotiations have been ongoing for several years and the petition is subject to legal challenge as his advisers are working towards reaching an agreement.” 

Afriyie adds: 

“I will of course pay any tax that is due.”
Tax does have to be taxing.

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  • Attend any meeting with HMRC
  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
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Monday, 8 November 2021

Landmark Victory Against HMRC


 

Accountancy Age reports a “landmark” court judgement has been delivered against HMRC after its denial of £1m worth of SME R&D tax relief to construction firm Quinn London Limited.

HMRC’s denial of the relief was based on its recently tightened interpretation of subsidised R&D expenditure. It contested that, because Quinn’s R&D projects are typically carried out for clients, any expenditure on that project should be treated as subsidised.

Appealing the judgement, specialist R&D tax relief consultancy ForrestBrown argued that HMRC’s interpretation of the legislation was too broad and will narrow the scope of SME R&D tax relief.

Accepting the appeal in favour of Quinn, Judge Morgan stated in her verdict: “It would be wholly out of kilter with the overall SME scheme if an SME were to be denied relief solely because it seeks to recover some or all of the relevant costs under its commercial contracts with its clients.

“If HMRC’s approach were to be adopted, the circumstances in which an SME could claim enhanced R&D relief would seem to be confined to those where it has no prospect of exploiting the R&D for commercial gain.”

HMRC had adjudged that, despite meeting the criteria of the SME R&D relief scheme, Quinn’s subsidisation of expenditure meant it was only eligible for the far less generous R&D Expenditure Credit (typically claimed by larger organisations).

Over the period in question, the difference in value between the two was calculated to be worth more than £1m.

Which rather proves the old adage, don't let the bastards grind you down!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tax Investigation Insurance is an insurance policy that will fully reimburse your accountants (your tax return agent) fees up to £100,000 if you are subject to enquiry by or dispute with HMRC.

A Solar Protect policy will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to:
  • Deal with any correspondence from HMRC
  • Attend any meeting with HMRC
  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
  • Having the security of knowing that fees will be met in full will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to defend your position robustly

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Tuesday, 2 November 2021

#COPOUT26 - HMRC Jumps on The Net Zero Bandwagon


 



Tax does have to be taxing.

Tax Investigation Insurance

Having a Solar Protect Tax Investigation Insurance policy at your disposal means that should you be one of the many 1000's of businesses or individuals that are selected by HMRC each year to look into your tax affairs your own accountant (your tax return agent) can get on and defend you robustly.

You have the peace of mind knowing that your accountant's (your tax return agent) fees will be paid by the insurance without any Excess for you to find.

Tax Investigation Insurance is an insurance policy that will fully reimburse your accountants (your tax return agent) fees up to £100,000 if you are subject to enquiry by or dispute with HMRC.

A Solar Protect policy will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to:
  • Deal with any correspondence from HMRC
  • Attend any meeting with HMRC
  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
  • Having the security of knowing that fees will be met in full will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to defend your position robustly

Please click here for details.

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