one for CD....is this a libelous and discriminatory step too far by HMRC ??

If you haven't already have a gander at this link: Tax cheat check-up launched.

As from what I can see this appears to have no statutory basis over and above HMRCs normal powers am I alone in thinking this is all or any of (1) libelous ("tax cheats") (2) blackmail i.e. do what we want or we'll make your life hell (3) contrary to HMRCs continued insistance of a "level playing field" for all taxpayers (4) contrary to the human rights legislation as being blantantly discriminatory against certain taxpayers the previous indiscretions of whom should have no bearing on how they are treated in  future....bit like control orders and suspected terrorists....

and look at the notes to editors about who may be included .... this is not just about the heavy mob and as we all know it is not uncommon to "do a deal" to get rid of HMRCs unwanted but unproved attentions...this means that these cases will now potentially be abused as examples to make the rest toe the line.....

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Potentially illegal on many levels

cymraeg_draig |
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thanks and may interest you

pembo |
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Overkill

thisistibi |
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agree to a point but the trouble with

pembo |
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Thanks Pembo

FirstTab |
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It would be an act of idiocy on the part of HMRC ...

Trevor Scott |

Acts of idiocy

cymraeg_draig |
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Also covered by AccountingWEB.co.uk on Friday 25 Feb

John Stokdyk |
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thanks for that

pembo |
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