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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.

Friday, 25 May 2018

MTD Unanswered Questions


Wendy Bradley signed up for the MTD webinar, but was left disappointed and had a number of outstanding questions:

- How can you trial a system when the software to make it work is unavailable?

- How can you get reliable results from a trial when the smallest businesses are excluded because there are no free products for them to use?

- Here is a chicken and egg question: Why don't self employed people keep their records electronically? Because there are no free apps for them to use.

- Why doesn't the software industry develop free apps for the self employed? Because no-one uses them so there's no way of monetising them.

- Why doesn't HMRC put together a stripped down app that does the basics free of charge? That, to me, is still the sixty-four thousand dollar question.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Downing Street Disses HMRC


HMRC's Jon Thompson, told MPs that the Brexit option of a “highly streamlined customs arrangement” would be significantly more costly than a more comprehensive customs partnership – the other option ministers are considering.

He said HMRC had estimated the cost to businesses of having to complete customs declaration forms after Brexit as £32.50 per shipment. There are around 200 million exports from Britain to the EU each year, meaning the total cost of customs declarations for UK firms would be £6.5bn each year. EU companies would have to pay a similar amount, taking the overall cost to £13bn.

Taking steps to meet EU regulations would cost businesses “several billion pounds more”, Mr Thompson said, raising the total cost of the customs arrangement to between £17bn and £20bn.

Worried?

Don't be, Downing Street has dismissed HMRC's figures as "speculation".

Irrespective of the accuracy or otherwise of HMRC's figures, Downing Street has publicly dissed 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.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Post Brexit Customs Checks



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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Monday, 21 May 2018

HMRC Going After NHS Staff


As per The Times social and health workers and IT contractors who face five-figure penalties for tax avoidance have submitted a petition to parliament demanding that the taxman halt action against them.

HMRC is seeking money owed by almost 100,000 contractors who used “disguised remuneration” and similar schemes going back to 1999 that involved avoiding national insurance or income tax. Some face bills of up to £900,000.

The contractors, most of whom work in IT or healthcare, claim that they were duped into believing that the schemes, which typically involve employers making payments to a trust that makes an interest-free “loan” to the contractor, were within the law.

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"

Friday, 18 May 2018

HMRC Launches Off-payroll Working in the Private Sector Consultation

Summary

We are seeking views on the best way to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules (IR35) in the private sector.
This consultation closes at

Consultation description

In 2000, the government introduced the off-payroll working rules known as IR35. These rules ensure that people working through a personal service company (PSC) who would have been employees if they had been engaged directly, pay broadly the same Income Tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) as if they were employed.

We have estimated that only 10% of individuals working in this way apply the rules properly, costing the Exchequer hundreds of millions of pounds in lost tax revenues every year.

In April 2017, the government reformed these rules for engagements in the public sector, and early indications are that this has resulted in an increase in public sector compliance.

In the Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced it would consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, and we are asking for comments on the best way to do this.

Before you send your response, we recommend that you read the independent research into the early stages of the public sector reform, HM Treasury’s press release, and the factsheet that accompanies the consultation document below.

Documents

Off-payroll working in the private sector - consultation document

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Consultation on off-payroll working in the private sector - factsheet

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Ways to respond

Email to:

offpayrollworking.intheprivatesectorconsultation@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

Write to:

IPD Employment Status and Intermediaries Policy,
Room 3/46, 100 Parliament Street,
London SW1A 2BQ

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, 17 May 2018

HMRC and Private Debt Collectors



The Guardian reports that the amount HMRC pays to private-sector debt collectors has risen to £39.1m in 2017, which is 62% higher than the £24.1m that HMRC spent on these services in 2016.

The figure has increased annually for several years: it stood at £6.2m in 2014, then rose to £12.5m in 2015.
UHY Hacker Young said that HMRC had little day-to-day control over these firms, whose attitude towards debt collecting “could be seen as more aggressive than that of HMRC”.

HMRC deny that there are any problems:
They operate under strict codes of conduct to pursue debt and we expect them to uphold those codes at all times.

Where someone thinks they will have problems paying the amount due, they should get in touch straight away. All requests for further time to pay an amount due are considered individually based on the facts of the case.
Nothing to see here, move along!

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"